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

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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 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 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, or 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

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 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, 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 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

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 663 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
696 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at
colleges and universities across the United States.

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by visiting the company's corporate website:

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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^™ available at NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any
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