Barnes & Noble Offers Educators Additional Discounts During Educator Appreciation Days - January 12-20, 2013

  Barnes & Noble Offers Educators Additional Discounts During Educator
  Appreciation Days - January 12-20, 2013

Stores to Host Workshops on the Digital Classroom, Grant Writing, the Nearpod
                    Educational Platform on NOOK and More

          Details Provided About 2013 “My Favorite Teacher Contest”

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 7, 2013

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products, announced that its nearly 700 stores will host
informative events on digital education and offer educators an additional
discount on classroom and personal purchases during January Educator
Appreciation Days, January 12-20, 2013.

Educators who shop at Barnes & Noble during Educator Appreciation Days will

  *A 25% discount on personal and classroom purchases;
  *A 10% discount on DVDs and music;
  *A chance to win either a NOOK Tablet or a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card
    (one educator per region); and
  *Huge discounts on products marked down for post-holiday clearance.

As part of the Educator Appreciation Days celebration, Barnes & Noble stores
will host special workshops for classroom teachers, librarians and other
specialized educators focusing on “The Digital Classroom: Growing a New
Generation of Learners” and techniques educators can use to secure grants from
government agencies and non-profit organizations. Events will highlight the
creative ways educators are using NOOK in the classroom, from younger students
using apps to practice and develop basic skills to high school AP English
students doing advanced web research to enhance their understanding of great
works of literature and for project based learning.

“Our stores have always been the go-to place for educators looking for the
best selection of books for their classrooms and libraries -- and for
themselves,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Director of Business Development for
Barnes & Noble. “Now we offer them everything they need in one location --
from professional development titles to educational toys and games to digital
devices,” she continued. “Educators have embraced our NOOK devices from the
beginning, because we’re a trusted retail partner. We provide them with free
training, technical support, eBook purchasing recommendations, a managed
account system and the ability to pay for NOOKs and eBooks with a purchase

Educators across the country are choosing NOOK eReaders and Tablets as a
cost-effective solution to their digital education needs. “Our NOOK HD devices
are ideal for school use,” DiFrancesco said. “They’re comparable to their
pricey rivals and give educators access to millions of quality eBooks and a
curated catalogue of apps.”

Stores also will highlight the 2013 My Favorite Teacher Contest at their
January Educator events. The contest provides middle and high school students
the opportunity to tell their communities how much they appreciate their
teachers by writing an essay, poem or letter about them.

Stores honor their local winner at a spring event in their store. Each local
winner is entered into the regional contest, where five winners receive a
NOOK® HD and a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card. From the pool of regional
winners, Barnes & Noble will name one teacher the Barnes & Noble National
Teacher of the Year. The winning teacher will receive $5,000 and the title of
“Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year.” Barnes & Noble also donates $5,000 to
the winning teacher’s school.

Educators are encouraged to visit the Store Locator
( to find a Barnes & Noble location
near them.

* Exclusions can be found in the Educator Program Terms and Conditions
available at Educators must present a valid Barnes &
Noble Educators Discount Card to receive the discounts. See any bookseller for

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:


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