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Barnes & Noble Announces Simply Irresistible from Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor Series As the Latest Spotlight Pick

<p class='bwalignc'> NOOK<sup> </sup>Bookstore<sup>™ </sup>Will Offer <i>Simply Irresistible </i>for Only 99 Cents for a Limited Time </p>

Monday, September 10, 2012

Barnes & Noble Announces Simply Irresistible from Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor Series As the Latest Spotlight Pick08:30 EDT Monday, September 10, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Simply Irresistible from Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor series will be featured as the latest pick for “Barnes & Noble Spotlight” (www.bn.com/spotlight), a NOOK Book™ program that features great writers at irresistible prices. Twice a month, Barnes & Noble Spotlight picks an author of a popular or breakout series from various genres and offers one of their titles at a special price, helping NOOK® readers discover new authors and dive into an exciting series for a wallet-friendly price. From September 8 through September 21, Barnes & Noble's NOOK Bookstore will offer Simply Irresistible from the bestselling Lucky Harbor series for only 99 cents. When Maddie Moore finds herself newly single and jobless, she decides she needs a change of scenery. In search of happiness, hope and love, Maddie uproots her life to the quaint coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington - home of the dilapidated inn she inherited from her deceased mother. However, starting fresh doesn't come easy as Maddie struggles to overcome her past and build a future. With the help of a tall, dark and handsome contractor, Maddie begins to feel at home in Lucky Harbor. Jill Shalvis is TheNew York Times bestselling author of the Lucky Harbor series. Each novel in the ongoing series focuses on a new romantic couple, providing a unique look at the quirky characters that live in the charming town. The seventh installment of the series, It Had to Be You, is set to be released in May of 2013. In addition to the Lucky Harbor series, Shalvis has written the critically acclaimed Animal Magnetism and Wilder Adventures series, as well as many other contemporary romance novels. Spotlight features titles from different genres including popular romance, young adult, fiction and cookbooks. Customers who “like” NOOK on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nook) and follow NOOK on Twitter (www.twitter.com/nookbn) will be among the first to hear about the Spotlight picks. NOOK Books™ that are featured in Barnes & Noble Spotlight, along with the more than 2.5 million other NOOK Books, magazines and newspapers available, can be purchased and read on the award-winning NOOK line of devices, which includes the recently introduced and critically-acclaimed NOOK Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™. All NOOK Books can also be read through a range of free NOOK reading apps, available for iPad™, iPhone®, Android, Mac® and PC, and can be downloaded at www.bn.com/freenookapps. About Barnes & Noble, Inc.Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, operates 689 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 667 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 2.5 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™ Technology, VividView™, PagePerfect™, NOOK Store™, NOOK Bookstore™, NOOK Book™, NOOK Newsstand™, NOOK Magazine™, NOOK Newspaper™, NOOK Apps™, FREE NOOK Reading Apps™, NOOK Kids™, NOOK Digital Shop™, NOOK Cloud™, NOOK® for Web, Read In Store™, More In Store™, LendMe®, NOOK Books en español™, NOOK Study™, NOOK Library™, 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 ($179 for NOOK Tablet – 8GB, and $199 for NOOK Tablet – 16GB). Both NOOK Tablet and the award-winning NOOK Color™ ($149) feature a stunning 7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen to read all of the content you love, shop popular apps, connect via e-mail, 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