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Dads & Grads Gift Alert: Award-Winning NOOK Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™ Now Available at All Barnes & Noble Stores and NOOK.com

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>New Summer Reads Weekend Campaign Gives NOOK Facebook Fans a Chance to Choose Exciting Titles with Special Offers Each Week Through August</b> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <b>Barnes & Noble Announces Great New Books, Periodicals and Apps for the Whole Family to Enjoy</b> </p>

Monday, June 11, 2012

Dads & Grads Gift Alert: Award-Winning NOOK Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™ Now Available at All Barnes & Noble Stores and NOOK.com10:27 EDT Monday, June 11, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, announced that just in time for Father's Day, graduations and the summer reading season, its recently introduced, highly acclaimed NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight ($139) is in stock and available for purchase in Barnes & Noble stores and online at NOOK.com. The first and only Reader designed to let E Ink® customers read in the dark using patent-pending lighting technology, it is also equally amazing at the beach with a paper-like reading experience, even in the bright sun. The company also introduced a fun summer weekend reading promotion for NOOK Facebook fans, and great new content -- books, magazines, children's books, apps and more -- perfect for the beach, vacation and anywhere. “NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight is a great addition to our NOOK family of devices and makes a great gift for Father's Day, graduations and summer reading season,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products, Barnes & Noble. “This highly acclaimed new product is ideal for people who are on the go and need a Reader that works equally well in bright sun at the beach to a dark bedroom. Our NOOK portfolio offers our millions of NOOK customers the best digital reading experience available, with a fantastic selection of bestsellers, kid's books, graphic novels, the most comprehensive digital Newsstand offering, NOOK Apps™ and more.” Father's Day Free Shipping Offer For those last-minute Father's Day shoppers, Barnes & Noble.com is offering all customers free express and free expedited shipping of any NOOK device. The free express shipping is available from June 9 through June 12. The free expedited shipping is available from June 12 through June 14. Both options will help to ensure delivery of a new NOOK in time for Father's Day. Introducing NOOK Summer Weekend Reads The company announced a fun new program, NOOK Summer Weekend Reads, that gives NOOK fans on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nook) the chance to help choose a great NOOK Book that will be offered at a special, discounted price of $3.99 each coming weekend. Between Monday and Thursday each week through August, fans on Facebook vote for one of the two titles selected by Barnes & Noble's expert booksellers. Each Friday, the winning title will be announced, available only through that Sunday. This week, fans get to choose between The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story, a 2008 Orion Book Award winner by Diane Ackerman, and To Marry An English Lord by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace. New Books on NOOK The NOOK Bookstore is the best place to find all of the hot summer releases, including Wild by Cheryl Strayed, the first pick for Oprah Winfrey's newly launched Book Club 2.0. In fact, Oprah's love of Wild prompted her to re launch her popular book club, and the special NOOK edition of this title features Oprah's reading notes and a companion reader's guide. Other hot summer reads include the recently-released Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer, and Mark Haddon's The Red House, which will be released on June 12, but is available for preorder now at NOOK.com. The NOOK Bookstore also offers a range of enhanced NOOK Books that feature audio, video and games that can be enjoyed on Barnes & Noble's award-winning NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™. Among the thousands of enhanced titles available are Coraline by Neil Gaiman, which includes the official Coraline movie trailer; Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, complete with 11 video clips of the author discussing scenes from the book; and the newly released enhanced edition of Randy Pausch's much-loved bookThe Last Lecture, which features video clips from Pausch's lectures and various interviews. NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color customers can enjoy reading colorful new cookbooks and more that feature PagePerfect™ and retain all the beauty of their stunning print versions. Newly added titles include Weeknights with Giada, Charred & Scruffed, The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook; and The Buried Life's illustrated collection What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?.Enticing New NOOK Apps Customers with the critically acclaimed NOOK Tablet or NOOK Color can now choose from thousands of NOOK apps, including the recently released retro gaming favorites, Frogger and MS. PAC-MAN. Word Winder, a new and exclusive app to NOOK, is perfect for puzzle lovers, offering six amazing and totally original games in a single app. Also available is a line of kid-focused apps including Operation Math and Brain Quest, as well as popular titles such as Angry Birds, Where's My Water?, Words With Friends and Drawing Pad. The NOOK Apps store features the recently released trip-planning app from TripAdvisor, which is perfect for organizing those summer vacations. Another great addition to NOOK Apps is the recently launched justWink Greeting Cards app, which lets NOOK users send eCards from their NOOK Tablet or NOOK Color. Summer Fun for with NOOK Kids NOOK offers the largest collection of picture and chapter books for children, with thousands of interactive Read and Play™ and Read to Me™ titles available on NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color. An exclusive collection of Arthur stories by award-winning author Marc Brown is now available on NOOK Kids, the first time the classic Arthur stories are available as an eBook. For the youngest readers, NOOK Kids has bestselling picture books like You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown, Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman and Party Day by Laurie Berkner. NOOK Kids also features eBooks with your children's favorite movie characters, including Puss in Boots, The Smurfs, Shrek, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Junie B. Jones and American Girl. Barnes & Noble now offers more than 29,000 children's chapter books, featuring new classics like Llama Llama Zippity-Zoom and Heaven Is for Real for Kids, as well as middle grade must-reads like Middle School: Get Me out of Here by James Patterson and The Accused by John Grisham. Dive into NOOK Newsstand With more than 600 titles, NOOK Newsstand has the most comprehensive list of top-selling digital periodicals available. Customers can find the magazines and newspapers that they love or discover something new. Recent additions to NOOK Newsstand include digital editions of HGTV Magazine,FamilyFun, Vogue, TV Guide Magazine, New York Post, American Girl and Clean Eating. Current bestselling magazines include Cosmopolitan, PEOPLE, Us Weekly, National Geographic, Real Simple, Reader's Digest, Weight Watchers Magazine,and OK! Magazine. Bestselling newspapers include The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Periodicals are available for subscription with a 14-day free trial or can be purchased as single copies. Customers with the award-winning E Ink devices NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight can enjoy many NOOK Newsstand titles and the company just introduced custom E Ink editions of US Weekly, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, and National Geographic Traveler.Colorful NOOK Comics™ For all the comic book fans out there, NOOK Comics has more than 2,000 digital graphic novels available, including the latest releases from publishers such as Marvel, Dark Horse, Viz and Yen Press. Top titles include Spider-Man, The Avengers, Star Wars, Mass Effect and Naruto. New titles this month include IDW Publishing's G.I. Joe series and a series of classic Jim Davis Garfield comics. NOOK Accessories NOOK offers a great range of accessories which are perfect for Father's Day gifts. An exclusive new line of Beatles-inspired covers for NOOK are now available, featuring John Lennon artwork from A Hard Day's Night and Magical Mystery Tour album covers, and an Andy Warhol inspired cover with a picture of all four Beatles. Other great Father's Day accessories include designer NOOK covers by JACK SPADE and Jonathan Adler, as well as a handy stylus and reading stands for your NOOK. Also available are exclusive NOOK accessories for women from top designers like Lily Pulitzer and kate spade New York. About Barnes & Noble, Inc. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 691 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 641 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through BN.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ (www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble's NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read digital books and content on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK devices, partner company products, and the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software. 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. NOOK®, NOOK Tablet™, NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight™ , NOOK Simple Touch ™, NOOK Color™, Reader's Tablet™, Best-Text™, NOOK Store™, NOOK Bookstore™,NOOK Magazines™, VividView™, NOOK Newspapers™, FREE NOOK Reading Apps™, NOOK Kids™,NOOK Digital Shop™, Read In Store™,More In Store™,LendMe®,NOOK Library™,NOOK Books en español™, NOOK Study™, Lifetime Library™ and Read What You Love. Anywhere You Like™ are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of their respective owners. Follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter (www.bn.com/twitter), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/barnesandnoble) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/bnstudio). About NOOK® from Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble's NOOK brand of eReading products makes 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 Barnes & Noble's expansive NOOK Store™ of more than 2.5 million digital titles, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices. NOOK Tablet™ is Barnes & Noble's fastest, lightest tablet with the best in entertainment from top services and everything you want in a tablet at a great value ($199 for NOOK Tablet – 8GB, and $249 for NOOK Tablet – 16GB). Both NOOK Tablet and the award-winning NOOK Color™ ($169) feature a stunning 7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen to read all of the content you love, shop popular apps, connect via email, browse the Web and more. NOOK Simple Touch™ ($99) is the fastest, easiest to use reader with the world's best reading screen and the longest battery life and NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight™ ($139) features patent-pending lighting technology that makes it perfect for reading at bedtime and on the beach. Barnes & Noble offers NOOK owners Always Free NOOK Support in any of its nearly 700 bookstores, as well as free Wi-Fi® connectivity to enjoy the Read In Store™ feature to read NOOK Books™ for free, and the More In Store™ program, which offers free, exclusive content and special promotions. Barnes & Noble was the first company to offer digital lending for a wide selection of books through its LendMe® technology, available through NOOK eReading products. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.nook.com, as well as at Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, Target, Radio Shack, Books-A-Million, OfficeMax, Fred Meyer, P.C. Richard & Son stores, Office Depot, Fry's Electronics, Kmart, hhgregg, Sears and Systemax Inc. retailers. In addition to NOOK devices, Barnes & Noble makes it easy for customers to enjoy any book, anytime, anywhere with its free NOOK Reading Apps™, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps. Customers can use Barnes & Noble's free eReading software to access and read books from their personal Barnes & Noble digital library on devices including iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™ smartphones and tablets, PC and Mac®. Lifetime Library™ helps ensure that Barnes & Noble customers will always be able to access their digital libraries on NOOK products and software-enabled devices and BN.com. Barnes & Noble also offers NOOK Study™ (www.nookstudy.com), an innovative study platform and software solution for higher education, NOOK Kids™ (www.nookkids.com), a collection of digital picture and chapter books for children, and NOOK Books en español™ (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooksenespanol), the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States. For more information on NOOK devices and eReading software, updates, new NOOK Book releases, Free Friday™ NOOK Books and more, follow us on www.twitter.com/nookBN and www.facebook.com/nook. Barnes & Noble, Inc.Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323Corporate Communicationsmkeating@bn.comorCarolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062Corporate Communicationscbrown@bn.com