Special Limited-Time Offer from NOOK®: Get Free Bestselling eBooks and Magazines with Download of Free NOOK Reading Apps™ for

  Special Limited-Time Offer from NOOK®: Get Free Bestselling eBooks and
  Magazines with Download of Free NOOK Reading Apps™ for iOS and Android

  Perfect for the Final Weeks of Summer Reading, New NOOK Customers Receive
Three Free Bestselling eBooks and Two Free Top Magazines with Download of Free
                     NOOK Reading App, for a Limited Time

Business Wire

LONDON -- August 22, 2013

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world’s
largest bookseller and leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, announced today that starting on Friday, August 23,
customers who download one of the Free NOOK Reading Apps and set up a new NOOK
account will receive three free bestselling eBooks and two free top magazines,
for a limited time. The perfect way to round out the final weeks of the summer
reading season, the free eBook titles are Red or Dead by David Pearce, The
White Queen by Philippa Gregory and City of Bones, The Mortal Instrument Book
1, by Cassandra Clare. The free magazines are the August issue of tech
magazine T3 and the summer edition of The Simple Things. To take advantage of
this great limited time offer, customers can simply visit www.nook.co.uk/read,
download the Free NOOK Reading App for their iPhone^®, iPad^® or Android
device^™, and set up and register a new NOOK account.

“This great offer of free eBooks and magazines for new customers that download
a NOOK Reading App is another part of NOOK’s strong commitment to make reading
more affordable and accessible in the UK,” said Jim Hilt, Managing Director,
Barnes & Noble S.à r.l. “We are excited about the impact we are making on
literacy in the UK this summer with our sponsorship of the Get Reading
campaign and the corresponding discounts on the award-winning NOOK devices.”

NOOK is continuing to offer special limited-time pricing on the award-winning
NOOK^® HD and NOOK^® HD+ tablets as part of the highly-successful Get Reading
campaign. Customers can get the 7-inch NOOK HD tablet starting at just £99
(8GB) and £129 (16GB), while the 9-inch NOOK HD+ tablet is available starting
at £149 (16GB) and £179 (32GB), both online at NOOK.co.uk and at leading
retailers across the UK.

Featuring NOOK’s award-winning digital reading platform perfectly optimised
for iOS and Android devices, the Free NOOK Reading App gives access to more
than 2.5 million titles in the NOOK Store^®, including more than 1 million
free titles. Customers can also personalise their reading experience by
selecting from a variety of customised themes and multiple font types and
sizes. While reading a book, they can seamlessly search, add notes, highlights
and bookmarks, look up words using the built-in Oxford English Dictionary and
more. Customers can pinch and zoom to navigate and explore even the tiniest
details of popular NOOK Magazines^™, and get closer to favorite superheroes
and characters in NOOK Comics^™ with Zoom View.

Smart NOOK Sync^™ technology means that customers can automatically sync their
entire library on the go, including last page read, bookmarks, notes and
highlights across all of their devices. They can start a book on a NOOK tablet
or eReader and seamlessly pick back up on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or
Android smartphone or tablet to keep reading anytime, anywhere – all without
losing the page.

More information on NOOK tablets and eReaders and the Free NOOK Reading Apps
is available at NOOK.co.uk. Customers can also find and download NOOK for
Android from the Google Play Store and NOOK for iOS in the Apple App Store.

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, 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
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 & 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 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: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

NOOK^®, NOOK Store^®, NOOK Video^™, and NOOK Video Apps^™ are trademarks of
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the
property of their respective owners.

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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 (US) and 2.5 million (UK) 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 www.nook.com/freenookapps. 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 www.nook.com, as well as
leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK
products are available in the United Kingdom through www.nook.co.uk and
leading retailers.

For more information on NOOK, follow us on www.twitter.com/nookBN or
www.twitter.com/nook_UK and www.facebook.com/nook or www.facebook.com/nookGB.

Contact:

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
cbrown@bn.com
or
UK PR Contact
Fleishman-Hillard
Chevi Davis, 020-7395-7058
chevi.davis@fleishmaneurope.com