Barnes & Noble Announces Lowest Prices Ever on Award-Winning NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™ Starting Sunday

  Barnes & Noble Announces Lowest Prices Ever on Award-Winning NOOK Tablet™
  and NOOK Color™ Starting Sunday

Amazing Products at Best Value: NOOK Tablet As Low As $159 and NOOK Color Just

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 03, 2012

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s
largest bookseller and leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, today announced amazing new, lowest-ever pricing on its
award-winning NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color devices in time for the holidays.
Beginning tomorrow, November 4, 2012, customers can purchase the highly
acclaimed NOOK Tablet starting at just $159 and NOOK Color for $139 at nearly
700 Barnes & Noble stores and hundreds of Barnes & Noble College Bookstores,
online at and through other leading retailers offering NOOK^®

Customers seeking a fast, lightweight tablet with an incredible 7-inch
VividView^™ display and long-lasting battery life will love the popular NOOK
Tablet, now available at $159 for the 8GB model and $179 for the 16GB version.
NOOK Tablet offers access to the world’s largest digital library of more than
3 million books, magazines, newspapers, children’s books, popular movies, TV
shows, music and more, plus thousands of high-quality NOOK Apps^™, fast Web
browsing, e-mail and expandable memory. NOOK Color provides tablet essentials
at a great value for only $139. The 7-inch device is ideal for reading and
exploring a variety of great content including books, magazines, interactive
children’s books, apps, access to top video and music services, e-mail and Web

“Just in time for the holidays, these new lower prices make NOOK a great gift
for anyone in the family,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products
at Barnes & Noble. “With everything from interactive children’s books to the
best collection of top 100 magazines in rich color, NOOK is perfect for anyone
who likes to read.”

All NOOK customers can shop Barnes & Noble's expansive NOOK Store^™ of more
than 3 million digital titles, and have the ability to enjoy their NOOK
content across a wide array of popular devices. Barnes & Noble offers Always
Free NOOK Support in all of its neighborhood bookstores, with more than 40,000
NOOKsellers across the country ready to assist customers with setting up their
NOOK devices or choosing their next great read.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company
operates 689 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s
largest e-commerce sites, ( Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary
is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The
NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK^® products and an expansive
collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK
Store^™ (, while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates
667 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at
colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to
be named a J.D. Power and Associated 2012 Customer Service Champion and is one
of only 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & is ranked the number
one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video
category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction
according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet
by visiting the company's corporate website:

NOOK^®, NOOK Tablet^™, NOOK Color^™, NOOK Store^™, NOOK Book^™, NOOK Video^™,
NOOK Newspaper^™, NOOK Reading Apps^™, and Read What You Love. Anywhere You
Like^™ are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in
this release are the property of their respective owners.

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About NOOK ^  Media LLC

NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to read what you love,
anywhere you like^™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading
experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store^™ of
more than 3 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and
TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular
devices through free NOOK Reading Apps^™ and NOOK Video apps, available at NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any
of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble
stores and online at, as well as leading retailers including Best
Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products will also soon be
available in the United Kingdom retailers.

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Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Corporate Communications
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
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