Barnes & Noble Announces Limited Time Holiday Offer on NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+

  Barnes & Noble Announces Limited Time Holiday Offer on NOOK® HD and NOOK®

Receive a Free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card with In-Store Purchase of NOOK ^ 
                               HD and NOOK HD+

  Offer Applies to Purchases Made at Barnes & Noble Bookstores On Saturday,
                     December 15 and Sunday, December 16

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 14, 2012

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced a
special savings offer on the recently announced and critically acclaimed NOOK
HD and NOOK HD+, just in time for the holidays. On Saturday, December 15 and
Sunday, December 16, customers who purchase NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ at any Barnes
& Noble store will receive a free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, while supplies
last. In addition to giving the gift of the top-rated reading and
entertainment products available, shoppers can use the Gift Card to purchase
great new eBooks, magazines and apps, or a stylish accessory for NOOK.

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, and is more than 20
percent lighter and nearly a half-inch narrower than Kindle Fire HD, so
customers will want to take it everywhere. The world’s most exceptional 7-inch
reading and entertainment tablet is available in two colors, “Snow” and
“Smoke,” starting at just $199 (8GB) and $229 (16GB), and is now an even
better value with a free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card when you purchase in
store during this limited time offer.

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 for $269 (16GB) and $299
(32GB), and is now an even greater value with a free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift
Card when you purchase in store during this offer.

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 the NOOK
Digital Shops^™ and displays in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores
nationwide, or they can visit For customers shopping for the
perfect holiday gift this season, Barnes & Noble NOOKsellers^™ across the
country will be on hand to demonstrate and answer any questions about the
latest additions to the award-winning NOOK portfolio.

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.

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