Calling All Architecture & Adult LEGO® Fans! Select Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide to Host First-Ever LEGO Architecture

  Calling All Architecture & Adult LEGO® Fans! Select Barnes & Noble Stores
  Nationwide to Host First-Ever LEGO Architecture Studio Events from July

   Free Celebration Features Local Architecture Experts as Guest Speakers &
                   Exclusive New LEGO Architecture Product

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- July 23, 2013

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products, today announced that 450 Barnes & Noble stores
nationwide will host their first-ever LEGO Architecture Studio events and
celebrations from July 25-28.

The LEGO Architecture Studio event will feature local architecture experts
discussing and demonstrating the parameters and design process in architecture
using LEGO bricks to educate and inspire the hands-on building that follows.
Participants will have the opportunity to reference the LEGO 250 guide book,
experiment and create original architectural designs with more than 1,200
monochromatic building pieces, and learn a few architectural concepts such as
scale, mass and density, symmetry, modules and repetition, space and section
and surface.

Additionally, the store will offer architecture fans the first look at a new
LEGO Architecture product that can only be found for sale in Barnes & Noble
and LEGO brand outlets from July 25-28.

“This event is perfect for anyone interested in visual design and the
important and profound role design plays in our communities. Aspiring
architects, design enthusiasts and LEGO fans will have a hands-on opportunity
to explore concepts and discover new insights by constructing 3D models,” said
Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games, Barnes & Noble, Inc. “Barnes
& Noble is excited to partner with LEGO to continue the world-wide
conversation and collaborative nature of architectural design through these
engaging and fun events.”

The LEGO Architecture Studio event is free and open to the public. For further
details, contact your local Barnes & Noble store, or visit the Barnes & Noble
Store Locator to see what stores in your area will be offering the event.

*Architect availability subject to change without notice.

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 675 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
686 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 the ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

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Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
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