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Barnes & Noble Announces Regional Winner of the Discovery Friday $1,000 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes – Charlotte Thomas from

  Barnes & Noble Announces Regional Winner of the Discovery Friday $1,000
  Shopping Spree Sweepstakes – Charlotte Thomas from Columbia, SC

  Barnes & Noble Donating $1,000 Worth of Books to Winner’s Organization of
  Choice, the Early Learning Center at St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal
                                    Church

Winner to Receive Prize at Special Event Taking Place Friday, December 20, at
                     Barnes & Noble Store in Columbia, SC

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 18, 2013

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the nation’s largest booksellers and
the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today
announced the regional winner of the Discovery Friday $1,000 Shopping Spree
Sweepstakes – Charlotte Thomas from Columbia, SC. The sweepstakes was part of
Discovery Friday, a national event that took place in Barnes & Noble stores
nationwide on November 22. The event officially launched the holiday shopping
season at Barnes & Noble and gave customers the opportunity to discover the
perfect gifts for friends and family with help from expert booksellers.
Customers who visited the NOOK^® counter on Discovery Friday could enter for a
chance to win a $1,000 Barnes & Noble shopping spree, with five lucky winners
to be chosen from across the country. To further celebrate the winners and the
spirit of the holiday season, Barnes & Noble is also donating $1,000 worth of
books to each winner’s organization of choice.

Regional winner Charlotte Thomas visited her local Barnes & Noble store on
Discovery Friday to get an early start on her holiday shopping for her eight
grandchildren, who she proudly says are all avid readers. Charlotte approached
the NOOK counter and entered the Discovery Friday $1,000 Barnes & Noble
Shopping Spree, never dreaming she would actually win. When she found out she
was the regional winner of the Discovery Friday Sweepstakes, she was extremely
excited, and immediately thought of what she would purchase with her newly
awarded $1,000 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.

“My grandchildren, who all love to read, will benefit from this prize the
most,” said Charlotte. “I also plan to upgrade my husband’s NOOK 1^st
Edition^™ to a brand new NOOK^® HD+, thanks to Barnes & Noble.”

Barnes & Noble is also donating an additional $1,000 worth of books to
Charlotte’s local organization of choice, the Early Learning Center at St.
Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church in Columbia.

“We are thrilled to receive this incredible donation of $1,000 worth of books
from Barnes & Noble on behalf of Charlotte,” said Rebecca Maitland, Director
of the Early Learning Center at St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church.
“This generous donation from Barnes & Noble will help us provide full and free
access to great new educational resources for our students that will
ultimately enhance their lives.”

Charlotte and representatives from St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal
Church will receive their respective prize and donation at a special event
taking place this Friday, December 20, at 10:00 a.m. at the Barnes & Noble
store located in the Richland Fashion Mall, 3400 Forest Drive in Columbia, SC.

Barnes & Noble is the premier destination for the best and leading selection
of books, educational toys and games, DVDs, music and must-have electronics.
On Discovery Friday, customers experienced a variety of local store
activities, interactive games, hands-on product demonstrations and more, and
Barnes & Noble’s experienced booksellers were on hand to answer questions and
help shoppers find meaningful gifts for everyone on their shopping list. As
always, Barnes & Noble’s personalized approach and unmatched ability to guide
customers’ discovery made finding the perfect gifts for friends and family
during the holidays a much easier and more enjoyable experience.

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 673 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
695 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 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: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Contact:

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Amy Cianfrone, 212-633-3579
Corporate Communications
acianfrone@bn.com
or
Barnes & Noble, Columbia, SC
Dawn Cleary, 803-787-5600
Community Relations Manager
crm2868@bn.com
 
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