Barnes & Noble Announces Exclusive, Limited-Time NOOK Book™ Gifting Offer In-Store Only

  Barnes & Noble Announces Exclusive, Limited-Time NOOK Book™ Gifting Offer
  In-Store Only

Buy One NOOK Book from a Select List of Bestselling Titles and Instantly Gift
                         One for Free At the Register

  NOOK Instant Gifting Is the Perfect Solution to Last-Minute Shopping Woes

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 20, 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 “Buy One NOOK Book, Gift One NOOK Book for Free” in-store offer on a
select list of popular, bestselling eBooks. Now through December 24, customers
visiting any Barnes & Noble store can purchase one qualifying NOOK Book from a
list of 20 titles and then select a title from that list to instantly gift to
a recipient of their choice at no cost – a fantastic value and a perfect
last-minute holiday gift. Ask a bookseller at any of Barnes & Noble nearly 700
stores nationwide for details.

The list of bestselling NOOK Books features perennial favorites including The
Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks, The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins (any title from the trilogy) and America Again: Re-Becoming
the Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert. Also included are popular
children’s books like The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #7) by Jeff
Kinney and the Brave Read-Along Storybook from Disney, as well other great
reads like the BN Recommends pick The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
and The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The full list can be accessed at

To take advantage of this special limited-time offer, customers can go to any
register at a Barnes & Noble store, purchase one of the 20 qualifying
bestselling NOOK Book titles for themselves, and then select a title from that
list at no cost for a gift recipient of their choice. The bookseller will
request an email address for gift recipients and let them know they have
received an eBook as a gift. The gift recipients will receive their email
within 24 hours after purchase. For more details, speak with a bookseller in
any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 stores nationwide or visit

Barnes & Noble Is the Perfect Place for Last Minute Shopping

Barnes & Noble has an array of options for last-minute holiday gifting.
Through NOOK Instant Gifting, customers can easily purchase a NOOK Book or
NOOK App^™ online or in store and have it sent to a friend or family member
electronically via email for instant access. Customers can even add a message
and choose the exact date and time of delivery. As well as instant gifting of
NOOK Books and NOOK Apps, last minute shoppers can insure that they have a
gift for friends and family with a Barnes & Noble Gift Card, available in
stores and online at Gift Cards can be instantly redeemed in stores,
online and on any NOOK device and can even be customized with a photo or
personal image.

NOOK Books that are eGifted, along with the more than 3 million other NOOK
Books available, can be read on the award-winning NOOK line of devices and
through NOOK^® for Web, which gives readers instant access to NOOK Books from
any web browser. All NOOK Books can also be read through a range of free NOOK
reading apps, available for iPad™, iPhone^®, Android, Mac^® and PC, and can be
downloaded at

The perfect holiday gifts this season, Barnes & Noble offers an award-winning
line of NOOK tablets and readers for people of all ages and interests.
Designed for both personal use and the whole family to share, customers can
experience digital reading and entertainment like never before and access over
3 million books, magazines, catalogs, movies, TV shows and more on the new
NOOK® HD, the lightest and highest-resolution 7-inch tablet, and NOOK® HD+,
the world’s lightest, lowest priced full HD tablet. NOOK HD is super
lightweight and portable, fits easily in one hand and features an
unprecedented HD display so customers will want to take it everywhere. 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. NOOK HD is available in two colors, “Snow” and “Smoke,” and starts
at $199, and the 9-inch NOOK HD+ comes in the color “Slate” and is an
unbeatable value, starting at just $269.

For more information on the “Buy One NOOK Book, Gift One NOOK Book For Free”
offer, customers can visit or visit the NOOK
Digital Shops and displays in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores

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 Associated 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
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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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