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Barnes & Noble Announces Exclusive, Limited-Time NOOK Book™ Gifting Offer In-Store Only

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Buy One NOOK Book from a Select List of Bestselling Titles and Instantly Gift One for Free At the Register</b> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <b>NOOK Instant Gifting Is the Perfect Solution to Last-Minute Shopping Woes</b> </p>

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Barnes & Noble Announces Exclusive, Limited-Time NOOK Book™ Gifting Offer In-Store Only08:30 EST Thursday, December 20, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced a special “Buy One NOOK Book, Gift One NOOK Book for Free” in-store offer on a select list of popular, bestselling eBooks. Now through December 24, customers visiting any Barnes & Noble store can purchase one qualifying NOOK Book from a list of 20 titles and then select a title from that list to instantly gift to a recipient of their choice at no cost – a fantastic value and a perfect last-minute holiday gift. Ask a bookseller at any of Barnes & Noble nearly 700 stores nationwide for details. The list of bestselling NOOK Books features perennial favorites including The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (any title from the trilogy) and America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't by Stephen Colbert. Also included are popular children's books like The Third Wheel(Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #7) by Jeff Kinney and the Brave Read-Along Storybook from Disney, as well other great reads like the BN Recommends pick The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman and The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The full list can be accessed at www.nook.com/holidaybookoffer. To take advantage of this special limited-time offer, customers can go to any register at a Barnes & Noble store, purchase one of the 20 qualifying bestselling NOOK Book titles for themselves, and then select a title from that list at no cost for a gift recipient of their choice. The bookseller will request an email address for gift recipients and let them know they have received an eBook as a gift. The gift recipients will receive their email within 24 hours after purchase. For more details, speak with a bookseller in any of Barnes & Noble's nearly 700 stores nationwide or visit www.nook.com/holidaybookoffer. Barnes & Noble Is the Perfect Place for Last Minute Shopping Barnes & Noble has an array of options for last-minute holiday gifting. Through NOOK Instant Gifting, customers can easily purchase a NOOK Book or NOOK App™ online or in store and have it sent to a friend or family member electronically via email for instant access. Customers can even add a message and choose the exact date and time of delivery. As well as instant gifting of NOOK Books and NOOK Apps, last minute shoppers can insure that they have a gift for friends and family with a Barnes & Noble Gift Card, available in stores and online at BN.com. Gift Cards can be instantly redeemed in stores, online and on any NOOK device and can even be customized with a photo or personal image. NOOK Books that are eGifted, along with the more than 3 million other NOOK Books available, can be read on the award-winning NOOK line of devices and through NOOK® for Web, which gives readers instant access to NOOK Books from any web browser. 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. The perfect holiday gifts this season, Barnes & Noble offers an award-winning line of NOOK tablets and readers for people of all ages and interests. Designed for both personal use and the whole family to share, customers can experience digital reading and entertainment like never before and access over 3 million books, magazines, catalogs, movies, TV shows and more on the new NOOK® HD, the lightest and highest-resolution 7-inch tablet, and NOOK® HD+, the world's lightest, lowest priced full HD tablet. NOOK HD is super lightweight and portable, fits easily in one hand and features an unprecedented HD display so customers will want to take it everywhere. For those who want to enjoy reading and entertainment on a larger scale, NOOK HD+ offers a must-see full HD 9-inch display for up to 1080p for movies, magazines and more. NOOK HD is available in two colors, “Snow” and “Smoke,” and starts at $199, and the 9-inch NOOK HD+ comes in the color “Slate” and is an unbeatable value, starting at just $269. For more information on the “Buy One NOOK Book, Gift One NOOK Book For Free” offer, customers can visit www.nook.com/holidaybookoffer or visit the NOOK Digital Shops and displays in any of Barnes & Noble's nearly 700 bookstores nationwide. 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 689 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 674 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 Associated 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 Store™, NOOK Video™, NOOK Video Apps™ 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 (www.facebook.com/barnesandnoble) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/barnesandnoble). 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 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™ and NOOK Video apps, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps. NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any of Barnes & Noble's nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.nook.com, as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the United Kingdom through www.nook.co.uk and leading retailers. For more information on NOOK, follow us on www.twitter.com/nookBN or www.twitter.com/nook_UK 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