Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide to Host Valentine’s Storytime Event

  Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide to Host Valentine’s Storytime Event

     February 9 Celebration Includes Storytime, Crafts, Valentine Treats

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 30, 2013

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products, today announced that Barnes & Noble stores
across the country will host a Valentine’s Day Storytime on Saturday, February
9, at 11 a.m.

Children of all ages are invited to experience the joy of reading and
storytelling through Joanna Walsh’s The Perfect Hug. Children and their
parents will also participate in an exceptional entertainment experience
reading the story as a NOOK Book^™ on NOOK^® HD+, which is packed with pixels
to deliver text, graphics and video with stunning HD clarity so every book,
movie and app looks better than ever before. Cookies, crafts and other
activities will round out the festivities.

“The Perfect Hug is a feel-good picture book and a terrific Valentine’s Day
read, guaranteed to generate hugs for kids, moms and dads, and caregivers
alike,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Director of Business Development for Barnes &
Noble.

Additional Storytime titles will feature beloved characters such as Amelia
Bedelia, Arthur, Fancy Nancy, Cookie Mouse, Splat the Cat, the Berenstain
Bears and Curious George.

In addition to Storytime, many stores will offer complimentary refreshments,
such as sugar cookies and hot cocoa, along with Valentine’s Day crafts and
activities.

The Perfect Hug Storytime event is free and open to the public. For further
details, contact any Barnes & Noble store, or visit the Barnes & Noble Store
Locator (http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com).

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, BN.com (www.bn.com). 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™ (www.nook.com), 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 & Noble.com 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: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Contact:

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Corporate Communications
Mary Ellen Keating, (212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com
or
Carolyn J. Brown, (212) 633-4062
cbrown@bn.com
 
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