Barnes & Noble Announces Black Friday Megadeals on Hottest Holiday Gifts

  Barnes & Noble Announces Black Friday Megadeals on Hottest Holiday Gifts

     Award-Winning NOOK Simple Touch^™ Offered at $59, Lowest Price Ever;
       Available at Barnes & Noble Bookstores Only, While Supplies Last

  Get a Free $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card with Every $75 Gift Card Purchase

    Enjoy 50 Percent Savings on Best Selection of Educational Toys & Games

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 21, 2012

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products, announced today the best Black Friday deals on
the season’s hottest reading and entertainment products. Among Barnes &
Noble’s breakthrough offers, which are available for one day only on Friday,
November 23, customers will be able to purchase the award-winning NOOK Simple
Touch for only $59. This offer is available while supplies last only at Barnes
& Noble bookstores on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the
unofficial start of the busy holiday shopping season.

NOOK Simple Touch, the highly acclaimed, easy-to-use Reader, combines an
ergonomic design with a paper-like, glare-free readability, even in bright
sunlight. Usually available at the low price of $99 and always without
distracting ads, NOOK Simple Touch, including a power cord (a $9.99 value)
will be available on Black Friday for only $59, Barnes & Noble’s lowest price
ever, making it a must-have deal this holiday season for anyone who loves to
read. NOOK Simple Touch offers access to shop the vast NOOK Store™ of more
than 3 million digital books – from new releases and bestsellers to classics,
children’s books and more, as well as popular newspapers and magazines. At
NOOK Digital Shops^™ and at, customers may also experience and
purchase the recently launched NOOK^® HD and NOOK^® HD+, the lightest and
highest-resolution 7-inch HD tablet and the world’s lightest full HD tablet.
Both feature must-see displays for superior reading and entertainment,
starting at $199 for NOOK HD and $269 for NOOK HD+.

In addition to getting great deals on NOOK products, customers can take
advantage of many other exciting Barnes & Noble Black Friday specials
available in stores and online at, including:

  *Special Gift Card Offer: Visit any Barnes & Noble store on Black Friday,
    November 23, and get a free $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card with every $75
    Gift Card purchase.
  *Hottest Educational Toys & Games: Visit any Barnes & Noble store or
    on Black Friday for an incredible “buy one get one 50 percent off” deal on
    any educational toy or game.* This offer is available in stores on
    November 23 only, but will continue exclusively on through November

*Excludes select Lego and LeapFrog items.

  *Bestselling and Classic Books: Get 50 percent off select popular fiction,
    nonfiction, cookbooks and gift book titles, including Thomas Keller’s
    Bouchon Bakery, Neil Young’s Waging Heavy Peace, George R. R. Martin’s
    Lands of Ice & Fire, Chris Ware’s Building Stories, Dayton Duncan’s and
    Ken Burns’ The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History and an exclusive Barnes &
    Noble edition of Life in Color: National Geographic Photographs – among
    others. All Barnes & Noble hardcover classics are also 50 percent off, and
    all Barnes & Noble Leather Collectibles are available in a “buy one get
    one for only $10” offer. These exceptional book offers run from November
    23 to November 26 in stores and online.
  *Kids & Teens Books: Get 50 percent off select titles in stores and online,
    including a special edition of Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer and A Mutiny in
    Time (Infinity Ring Series #1) by James Dashner, a fun selection of
    geographic reference books, including National Geographic Kids World Atlas
    and Not for Parents: How to Be a World Explorer from Lonely Planet and
    popular biographies, including Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started and One
    Direction Behind the Scenes. Also available is the bestselling series Maze
    Runner by James Dashner and Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore.
  *Movies & Music: Get up to 50 percent off a selection of more than 1,000
    DVD and Blu-ray bestsellers and new releases in stores and online through
    November 26. Key titles include Big Bang Theory Season 5, Dr. Seuss’ The
    Lorax, Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows, Snow White and the Huntsman and
    the new Bob Dylan CD, Tempest.
  *NOOK Accessories: Enjoy discounts of up to 50 percent in stores and online
    on NOOK Simple Touch essentials, including a Power Kit, Adapter and
    Charging Cables, a Stella Light in Graphite, a Matte Screen Protector Kit
    and a black Lyra Light.

Additional offers available to customers from November 23 to November 26,

  *Moleskine Products: Buy one get one 50 percent off on all Moleskine
    products in stores and online.
  *Boxed Calendars: Get 50 percent off select boxed calendars in stores and
  *Godiva Chocolates: Get $10 off all 36-piece Godiva Gold Ballotins, with a
    choice of a classic gold or festive holiday ribbon. Available in stores

Whether shopping in a Barnes & Noble bookstore or online at, Barnes &
Noble makes it easy for gift-givers this holiday season. For more information,
visit Experience NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Simple Touch™
with GlowLight™ and NOOK Simple Touch at or at the NOOK Digital Shops
and displays in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores nationwide and
other leading retailers. Barnes & Noble offers Always Free NOOK Support ^ in
all of its neighborhood bookstores, with more than 35,000 booksellers 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 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:

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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 are also available in the
United Kingdom retailers.

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Mary Ellen Keating
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Carolyn J. Brown
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
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