Barnes & Noble Announces Special NOOK® Offer for January 17-21 Only

  Barnes & Noble Announces Special NOOK® Offer for January 17-21 Only

 Free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card with Online or In-Store Purchase of NOOK^®
                 HD and NOOK^® HD+ Using a MasterCard^® Card

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 17, 2013

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 critically acclaimed NOOK HD and NOOK HD+.
Starting on Thursday, January 17, through Monday, January 21, customers who
purchase NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ online at or at any of the nearly
700 Barnes & Noble stores nationwide using a MasterCard^® card will receive a
free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, while supplies last. NOOK HD and NOOK HD+
are the perfect 7- and 9-inch tablets for reading, watching movies and TV
shows, accessing email, Web browsing, and enjoying a wide variety of today’s
most popular apps.

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 with a
MasterCard card at, or in-store at Barnes & Noble, between
January 17 and January 21.

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 with a MasterCard card at, or in-store at
Barnes & Noble, between January 17 and January 21.

Both NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ deliver unparalleled experiences in the areas that
tablet owners use most: reading, movies and TV shows, Web, email and apps. The
reading experience is unmatched, offering beautifully rendered text, magazines
in spectacular HD and lightning fast page turns. NOOK Video delivers a growing
and diverse catalog of favorite standard and HD movies and TV shows rendered
in spectacular color and stunning definition from major studios and content
providers including NBCUniversal and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The
Web browser in NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ is super-fast, making it simple and smooth
to surf favorite sites. The built-in email app offers an easy-to-use, clean
format that supports a host of popular personal and work-related email
services including Gmail and Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync. NOOK Apps
includes all the most popular and bestselling top 100 app titles for tablets
available anywhere, including Angry Birds, Temple Run: Brave and Words with

Customers can visit or visit the NOOK Digital Shops^™ and
displays in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores for more
information. Barnes & Noble offers Always Free NOOK Support in all of its
neighborhood bookstores, with more than 35,000 NOOKsellers 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
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:

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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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