Barnes & Noble Announces Special Mother’s Day Offer: NOOK® HD Starting at Only $149 and NOOK® HD+ Starting at Just $179

  Barnes & Noble Announces Special Mother’s Day Offer: NOOK® HD Starting at
  Only $149 and NOOK® HD+ Starting at Just $179

   Best Prices Ever for One Week Only on Amazing Reading and Entertainment
Tablets Now with Google Play^™, Over 700,000 Android Apps and Games, Millions
                     of Songs, Movies, TV Shows and More

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- May 5, 2013

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced
its best prices ever for the acclaimed NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ in celebration of
Mother’s Day and the recent addition of the popular Google Play digital
content experience on the lightweight 7- and 9-inch high definition tablets.
Through Mother’s Day, May 12, NOOK HD is available at the amazing price of
$149 (8GB) and $179 (16GB), and NOOK HD+ is offered at the spectacular value
of $179 (16GB) and $209 (32GB) at Barnes & Noble bookstores and on
NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are also available through other leading retailers.

On Friday, the company announced it was expanding its extensive catalog of
reading and entertainment with Google Play on NOOK HD and NOOK HD+. Now
customers can enjoy the best in reading and entertainment with access to one
of the world’s largest digital reading content catalogs, with more than
700,000 Android apps and games, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV
shows, plus popular Google services like the Chrome^™ browser, Gmail^™,
YouTube^™, Google Search^™ and Google Maps^™.

“In recognition that the best gift for Mother’s Day is now even better, we’re
proud to offer this special limited-time offer for our award-winning 7- and
9-inch tablets,” said Jamie Iannone, president of NOOK Media. “NOOK HD and
NOOK HD+ are not only beautifully designed, lightweight devices with stunning
displays, they now offer customers the most reading and entertainment content
we’ve ever offered, at the best prices ever.”

NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ Features

More than 700,000 Android Apps and Games:  Choose from more than 700,000 great
apps all ready to enjoy right away. The NOOK Store^™ continues to feature a
wide selection of thousands of high-quality NOOK Apps^™ tailored for the

Millions of songs:  The addition of Google Play Music lets customers browse
millions of songs, discover new artists and fill NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ with
favorite tracks to enjoy anytime.

Favorite Movies & TV Shows: Choose from thousands of movies and TV shows,
including new releases, the latest episodes, award-winning films and past
seasons from favorite TV series. Stream movies and TV shows to watch instantly
on NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ or make them available offline to watch later, even
when not connected to Wi-Fi.

The Very Best in Reading: The NOOK Store offers more than 3 million books,
including more than 1 million free titles, as well as thousands of magazines
and newspapers in spectacular HD each available for a 14-day free trial.
Browse favorite catalogs like never before.

Fast Web Browsing: Enjoy ^ fast start up and page loading and an unlimited
number of tabs open at once with the new Chrome browser.

Great Google Services: Customers will have instant access to Google Search,
Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps, now built in to NOOK HD or NOOK HD+. Sync
calendars across multiple devices and check email from any account including
Exchange, Yahoo! and Hotmail.

Additional great tablet features include:

  *Stunning HD Displays: Crisp text and beautiful graphics make books and
    magazines stunning to read and movies a joy to watch.
  *Light and Portable: Weighing in at only 11.1 ounces and 18.2 ounces
    respectively, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are light and easy to hold for hours of
  *NOOK Profiles^™: A personalized experience instantly transforms the device
    in hand to any family member’s very own tablet so only they can see their
    own content.
  *NOOK Channels^™: This pioneering recommendation system provides an easy
    way to discover new titles by theme.
  *The ability to sync the last page read on any NOOK Book across NOOK
    devices and apps so customers don’t lose their place.
  *Expandable memory on the devices and free unlimited NOOK Cloud^™ storage
    for all NOOK content.
  *Adjustable fonts, spacing and themes for a customized reading experience.
  *Powerful dual-core processors and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Google Play and the other Google services are available to all new and
existing NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ customers at no cost through an automatic
over-the-air update currently underway. More information on the major new
software update is available at For more information on
NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, or any of NOOK’s innovative products and devices,
customers can visit or

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 677 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
678 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 one
of only 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. or its affiliates. Other trademarks referenced in this release
are the property of their respective owners.

Google Play, Android, Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps
are trademarks of Google Inc.

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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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