Best Graduation Gifts at Unbeatable Values at Your Local Barnes & Noble

  Best Graduation Gifts at Unbeatable Values at Your Local Barnes & Noble                  Give the Gift of Reading with NOOK GlowLight^™        Many More Great Graduation Gifts Including Books, DVD and Blu-ray,           Gift Items and More Available at Barnes & Noble and BN.com  Business Wire  NEW YORK -- May 13, 2014  Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced smart gift ideas for graduates. From a brand new NOOK^® to the must-read books, the best gifts for grads are all at Barnes & Noble. Highlights include the critically acclaimed NOOK GlowLight, as well as more than 200 styles of inspiring products by Moleskine, the latest DVD and Blu-ray titles, stylish gift items and more, all at unbeatable values. And, of course, a Barnes & Noble Gift Card is always the perfect gift, now available in a range of different designs with unique graduation themes.  NOOK GlowLight the Brightest Choice for Recent Grads  Perfect for recent grads as they continue their love of reading and learning, NOOK GlowLight is Barnes & Noble’s lightest eReader, featuring a fresh, contemporary design, sharper text, perfectly lit pages and instant access to NOOK’s massive selection of more than 3 million titles. NOOK GlowLight is ad-free and available at Barnes & Noble bookstores and online at NOOK.com for only $119.  Barnes & Noble members get an additional 10% off NOOK GlowLight for a limited time, and all customers will also receive a $5 credit to spend on digital books, apps, movies, TV shows, newspapers or magazines from the expansive NOOK Store^® when registering an account to a new NOOK device.  Additionally, customers who download the Free NOOK Reading App^™ on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, or Windows 8 tablets and PCs, and sign in with a new NOOK account, will automatically receive samples of four current bestselling and soon-to-be-published books, as well as four free magazine issues. To get this great offer, visit NOOKapp.com from a smartphone or tablet today. Customers can also visit the NOOK Reading App display at any Barnes & Noble store, or ask a bookseller for details.  Books Every Graduate Should Own  Barnes & Noble has all of the must-have books this Graduation Day, including motivational titles like The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, You Are Not Special:…And Other Encouragements by David McCullough Jr., and I Just Graduated...Now What?: Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There by Katherine Schwarzenegger. Other great titles for grads include David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell, Lean In: For Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg, Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness by George Saunders and If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice to the Young by Kurt Vonnegut.  And for the high school grads preparing for college, Barnes & Noble has the must-read titles including Naked Roommate, 5E: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College by Harlan Cohen, The Secrets of College Success by Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman and The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything in Between by Nora Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey.  Barnes & Noble is the best destination to get the perfect gift for grads of all ages, including perennial favorites for younger grads such as The Giving Tree and Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Customers can visit their local Barnes & Noble store, BN.com or NOOK.com for more gift recommendations and to purchase and pre-order the latest print and digital titles at unbeatable values.  Great Gifts for Grads  Barnes & Noble is the largest Moleskine destination in the country. With more than 200 styles, the world-renowned Moleskine products at B&N include notebooks, journals, pens and pencils, booklights, cases and tablet shells. There’s something to fit every grad’s unique style with vibrant, bold colors and classic, timeless designs.  Other great gifts for grads include lap desks and tablet pillows for tech lovers, Buddha Boards for aspiring artists who love to create, and Primitives by Kathy featuring unique home décor with quotes to inspire and leave lasting impressions.  The Barnes & Noble Café Makes Graduation Celebrations Even Sweeter  Barnes & Noble’s selection of cheesecakes from The Cheesecake Factory Bakery^® The Dream Factory^™ Desserts are perfect for making graduation celebrations even more fulfilling, and the assortment includes Original, Red Velvet, Orange Dreamsicle, Hershey’s^® Chocolate and other exceptional flavors.  The perfect gifts to give recent grads a boost as they enter a busy new time in life, Starbucks® coffees brew a perfect cup anytime and include the limited time only Starbucks® Spring Blend Coffee. The Starbucks collections pair perfectly with the wonderful collection of Godiva gifting chocolates that Barnes & Noble offers.  Grads will Love Our Expansive Collection of DVD, Blu-ray and Music  Customers looking for the perfect graduation gift will love visiting their local Barnes & Noble store or BN.com to browse and shop expansive lists of blockbuster movies and top TV shows on DVD and Blu-ray. Barnes & Noble has the leading selection of the hottest movies and TV shows, with some great new releases on the way in time for graduation, including Her and Monuments Men (May 20).  Other recent movie and TV show titles that are perfect for graduation gifts include The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Game of Thrones Season 3 and Orange Is the New Black, plus many more. Music lovers will find the best new releases at Barnes & Noble, including the upcoming new album by Coldplay which lands on May 19, as well as new releases by Santana, Sarah McLachlan and Natalie Merchant.  Barnes & Noble Offers Gift Cards with Special Graduation Themes  Available in a range of different designs with unique graduation themes, a Barnes & Noble Gift Card is the perfect gift for any grad, allowing them to choose from a wide selection of bestselling books, DVDs, music, electronics, exclusive gifts and unbeatable bargains. Customers can redeem gift cards at Barnes & Noble stores and online at BN.com, and gift cards are also redeemable for the entire line of NOOK^® eReaders and tablets, including the critically acclaimed NOOK GlowLight.  Member Program Adds Extra Value  For even greater value, customers are invited to join the Barnes & Noble Member program, which gives Members 40% off all hardcover bestsellers in stores every day and 10% off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the year. Members also benefit from free express shipping on most online purchases at BN.com and receive exclusive savings offers throughout the year. The annual fee is only $25.  For more information on any of these great products or to find other perfect gifts this graduation season, visit your local Barnes & Noble store and speak with a bookseller, or shop online at BN.com.  About Barnes & Noble, Inc.  Barnes & Noble, Inc. 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