Barnes & Noble’s Critically Acclaimed NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+ Now Available at Walmart

  Barnes & Noble’s Critically Acclaimed NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+ Now Available
  at Walmart

 Hottest Gift for the Holiday: NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ Available at All Walmart
                       Stores and Online at

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 13, 2012

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, and Walmart today
announced that the recently launched and critically acclaimed NOOK HD and NOOK
HD+, and related accessories, are now available at all Walmart stores
nationwide and online at Starting at just $199 for the 7-inch
NOOK HD and $269 for NOOK HD+, these devices are a terrific, affordable gift
for anyone on the gift list this holiday season.

“Our two new tablets offer the best quality reading and entertainment
experiences, at the best price, and we’re excited to bring NOOK HD and NOOK
HD+ to Walmart customers in-store and online,” said Jamie Iannone, President
of Digital Products at NOOK Media LLC. “We invite Walmart customers to explore
these stunning tablets so they can discover that with NOOK HD and NOOK HD+,
every book read, every movie watched and every game played is rendered in a
digital quality never before seen and unmatched by other tablets.”

“As demand for tablets continues to grow, we are working hard to ensure the
latest technology is in our store at a great low price,” said Seong Ohm,
Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager of Entertainment for
Walmart U.S. “The NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are feature-packed, quality products
that will make learning, playing and watching more enjoyable for the whole

With the highest resolution 7-inch display, reading and entertainment content
looks better than ever on NOOK HD. At only 11.1 ounces (315 grams) and just
5-inches wide, NOOK HD fits beautifully in the hand so customers will want to
take it everywhere. The world’s most exceptional 7-inch reading and
entertainment tablet is available at Walmart in the color “Smoke,” starting at
just $199.

For those who want to enjoy reading and entertainment on a larger scale, NOOK
HD+ offers a must-see full HD 9-inch display for up to 1080p for movies,
magazines and more. The fully laminated display reduces glare and provides
excellent viewing angles, perfect for personal or shared viewing. At only 18.2
ounces (515 grams), NOOK HD+ is the lightest full HD tablet ever invented.
Offered in the color “Slate,” and featuring great battery life and expandable
memory for even more storage, NOOK HD+ is available starting at just $269.

Both NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ offer a range of new features, including NOOK
Profiles^™, a personalized experience that instantly transforms the device in
hand to any family member’s very own tablet so only you can see your content;
NOOK Video^™, which brings favorite standard and HD movies and TV shows to
customers for rental or purchase; and NOOK Catalog, a convenient browsing and
shopping experience through a selection of colorful, complimentary catalogs
from leading retailers including Pottery Barn and L.L. Bean.

For more information on NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, customers can visit
or visit the NOOK Digital Shops^™ and displays in any of Barnes & Noble’s
nearly 700 bookstores nationwide.

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
674 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
only one of 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 Store^™, NOOK Video^™, NOOK Video Apps^™ 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 are available in the
United Kingdom retailers.

For more information on NOOK, follow us on or and

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and
live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through
their mobile devices. Each week, more than 200 million customers and members
visit our 10,400 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce
websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444
billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart
continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and
employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by
visiting, on Facebook at on Twitter at Online merchandise sales are available at


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