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Barnes & Noble Announces a Book Season Like No Other: Strongest Book List in Years with Great Reads from Bestselling and Favorite Authors

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Amazing Title List to Jump-Start the Holiday Gifting Season</b> </p>

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Barnes & Noble Announces a Book Season Like No Other: Strongest Book List in Years with Great Reads from Bestselling and Favorite Authors

08:30 EDT Thursday, October 03, 2013

NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the nation's largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the list of must-have books for the Fall and Holiday season, with Barnes & Noble booksellers across the country calling this the most exciting Fall book season in years. With new books from bestselling authors like John Grisham, Bill O'Reilly, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mitch Albom, Amy Tan and many more coming this Fall, customers are already visiting their local Barnes & Noble stores, BN.com and NOOK.com to purchase and pre-order the latest print and digital titles from their favorite authors.

“This is the strongest Fall lineup of books for adults, kids and teens in years and this amazing list makes it a book season like no other. We are already seeing strong demand for new releases both in our stores and online,” said Jaime Carey, Chief Merchandising Officer, Barnes & Noble. “We are thrilled to offer our customers such a variety of great content to discover, read and gift this Holiday season.”

Top adult, kids and teen picks from Barnes & Noble's booksellers for the Fall and Holiday season include:

The Best of the Season for Adults
On Sale Now

  • Someone by Alice McDermott
  • W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
  • The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life by Joel Osteen
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  • One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
  • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Coming in October

  • Storm Front by John Sandford (Release date: October 8)
  • The Circle by Dave Eggers (Release date: October 8)
  • Identical by Scott Turow (Release date: October 15)
  • Police by Jo Nesbo (Release date: October 15)
  • Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Release date: October 22)
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Release date: October 22)
  • We Are Water: A Novel by Wally Lamb (Release date: October 22)
  • Accused by Lisa Scottoline (Release date: October 29)
  • After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris (Release date: October 29)
  • The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son by Pat Conroy (Release date: October 29)
  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations by Ree Drummond (Release date: October 29)
  • Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott (Release date: October 29)

New in November

  • Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield (Release date: November 5)
  • Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets by Giada De Laurentiis (Release date: November 5)
  • The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Release date: November 5)
  • The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan (Release date: November 5)
  • The First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel by Mitch Albom (Release date: November 12)
  • Hero by Rhonda Byrne (Release date: November 19)
  • King and Maxwell by David Baldacci (Release date: November 19)
  • Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (Release date: November 19)
  • Cross My Heart by James Patterson (Release date: November 25)

New in December

  • The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly (Release date: December 2)
  • Dangerous Women by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (Release date: December 3)
  • Command Authority by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney (Release date: December 3)

Still in Demand this Fall

  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

The Best of the Season for Kids and Teens
On Sale Now

  • Wonder (B&N Exclusive Edition) by R.J. Palacio
  • The Fault in Our Stars (B&N Exclusive Edition) by John Green

Coming in October

  • The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4) (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Rick Riordan (Release date: October 8)
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Extra Sweet Edition by Laura Numeroff (Release date: October 15)
  • The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition by Carol Aebersold (Release date: October 22)
  • Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans by Rush Limbaugh (Release date: October 29)
  • The Eye of Minds (B&N Exclusive Edition) by James Dashner (Release date: October 8)
  • The Book Thief (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Markus Zusak (Release date: October 15)
  • Allegiant (Divergent Series #3) (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Veronica Roth (Release date: October 22)
  • Teardrop (Teardrop Trilogy Series #1) (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Lauren Kate (Release date: October 22)

New in November

  • Champion (Marie Lu's Legend Series #3) by Marie Lu (Release date: November 5)
  • Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8) by Jeff Kinney (Release date: November 5)
  • The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan (Release date: November 5)

New in December

  • I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story by James Patterson (Release date: December 9)

Customers are invited to browse the Fall and Holiday book list, as well as all the other great gift items Barnes & Noble has to offer, at any of Barnes & Noble's nearly 700 stores nationwide or online at www.bn.com. Digital versions of all books are also available on the award-winning NOOK line of eReaders and Tablets (www.nook.com).

And for even greater value, customers are invited to join the Barnes & Noble Member program. Designed for Barnes & Noble's most loyal customers, the Barnes & Noble Membership program gives Members 40% off all hardcover bestsellers and 10% off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the year. Members also benefit from free express shipping on all online purchases at BN.com and receive exclusive savings offers throughout the year. The annual fee is only $25.

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 674 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 692 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 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.

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
cbrown@bn.com

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