Barnes & Noble Announces Its ‘Best Toys of the Season’ List

  Barnes & Noble Announces Its ‘Best Toys of the Season’ List

 The Hottest Toys and Gifts for Children & Families to Build, Play, Imagine,
                               Create and Learn

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 19, 2012

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products, today announced just in time for the holidays
its 2012 “Best Toys of the Season” list. To curate the list, the buyers at
Barnes & Noble spent hundreds of hours scouring the global toy market for the
perfect gifts to help children and families build, play, imagine, create and
learn. The 2012 “Best Toys of the Season” list features the hottest and best
new educational toys and games across a broad range of price points, available
in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online at (

Barnes & Noble’s “Best Toys of the Season” offers something to satisfy
everyone’s holiday Wish List. And to help make holiday shopping easier, Barnes
& Noble stores will feature special shelf signage to help identify the
products chosen as “The Best Toys.” The special signage makes each toy on our
list easy to find and helps those who don’t know what to buy make a choice
with confidence.

For the 2012 holiday season, Barnes & Noble recommends:

The Best Toys of the Season… for:

  *Learning - LeapPad2 Explorer Tablet
  *Imagination - Glow-in-the-Dark Crazy Fort!
  *Crazy, Wacky, Fun - Furby
  *Science - Prehistoric Sea Monsters
  *Crafting - Berry-Licious Knitting
  *Discovery - Crystal Growing Kit
  *Construction - Lego Lord of the Rings
  *Strategy Gamers - The Settlers of Catan
  *Family Fun - Apples to Apples Party Tin
  *Mind & Memory - Puzzle Blox
  *Design & Logic - Art’ Quadrat
  *Star Wars Collector - Kotobukiya Collectible Darth Vader

“We are thrilled to be able to feature these quality products that families
and gift givers can trust,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys &
Games, Barnes & Noble, Inc. “Whether  building, puzzling or simply playing
games, our customers can feel good knowing that the products were
hand-selected to inspire and engage the most curious of minds.”

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