Sesame Street NOOK Books™ Now Available on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+ in the UK

  Sesame Street NOOK Books™ Now Available on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK® HD and
  NOOK® HD+ in the UK

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 4, 2013

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), a leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced
the availability of popular Sesame Street favorites as NOOK Books, including
Abby Cadabby’s Rhyme Time, Elmo Loves You and 1, 2, 3 Count with Me in the UK.
Children and parents can now experience their favorite Sesame Street titles in
an exciting new way on Barnes & Noble’s new, highly-acclaimed NOOK HD, the
ultra-light and highest-resolution 7-inch HD tablet, and NOOK HD+, the
lightest and lowest priced full HD tablet.

“We are excited to add the popular Sesame Street titles to our extensive
picture book catalogue of NOOK Books,” said Jim Hilt, Vice President of eBooks
for NOOK. “Sesame Street has been a leader in technology and education for
young children for many years and we are thrilled to bring these
family-favorite stories to NOOK customers in the UK through the NOOK Store^™
( and leading high street retailers.”

“Sesame Street fans in the UK can now enjoy stories with some of their
favorite characters wherever they go,” said Renee Mascara, Vice President of
International Media Distribution, Sesame Workshop. “We are always looking to
give children and parents opportunities to read together, and these Sesame
Street NOOK Books provide families a vibrant new way to explore books and
encourage a love of reading.”

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 £159 (8GB) and £189 (16GB).

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 £229 (16GB) and £269

Barnes & Noble’s award-winning line of devices, including NOOK HD and NOOK HD+
tablets and NOOK^® Simple Touch and NOOK^® Simple Touch GlowLight^™ E Ink^®
eReaders, are available through the NOOK Store ( and through
leading participating retailers including John Lewis, Argos, Asda,
Sainsbury’s, Dixons, Waitrose, Blackwell’s and Foyles.

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
667 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:

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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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About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized
children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The
Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries,
and other acclaimed shows including The Electric Company, to help bridge the
literacy gap. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple
media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and
military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children
and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build
emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at


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