Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide to Host Ready for School Storytime Event in August

  Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide to Host Ready for School Storytime Event in

  Free Event Celebrates the Excitement of Learning with Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An
 Amazing Alphabet Book, Fun Activities, NOOK^® Learning Apps and Refreshments

          NOOK Book^™ Two-for-One Offers Every Weekend In Store Only

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- July 31, 2013

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products, today announced that Barnes & Noble stores
nationwide will host a Ready for School  Storytime and celebration in August.
Children ages 3-7 and their parents are invited to experience the joy of
reading and celebrate the fun and excitement of learning with Dr. Seuss’s ABC:
An Amazing Alphabet Book. The book features zany drawings and humorous verse
that provides children with a fun way to learn letters and their sounds.

Children and their parents participating in the Storytime will take part in an
exceptional entertainment experience as the book is read aloud and children
are invited to read along on the critically acclaimed NOOK^® HD+, packed with
pixels to deliver text, graphics and video with stunning HD clarity. The fun
will continue with creative activities. Booksellers will also invite children
and parents to enjoy treats and explore the Dr. Seuss’s ABC app on NOOK, which
will keep even the littlest fans enthralled. With Google Play on NOOK HD and
NOOK HD+, customers have access to more than 700,000 Android apps and games,
millions of songs and more. Parents will also receive a “Tips for Reading with
Your Children” handout designed to encourage a lifelong love of reading.

Additionally, every weekend this summer, customers can receive a NOOK Book
Two-for-One Weekend offer in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide.

“Getting ready for school is always an exciting time,” said Sarah DiFrancesco,
Director of Business Development for Barnes & Noble. “This fun Storytime with
activities highlights how much fun learning can be through the inventive world
of Dr. Seuss.”

The Ready for School Storytime event is free and open to the public. For
further details, contact any Barnes & Noble store, or visit the Barnes & Noble
Store Locator.

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).

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the
company's corporate website:


Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating
Corporate Communications
(212) 633-3323
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Carolyn J. Brown
Corporate Communications
(212) 633-4062
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