Barnes & Noble Celebrates Pre-K-12 Educators During Educator Appreciation Days, January 7-15

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Special Discounts Including 25% Off Most Merchandise, Events, Giveaways and the Opportunity to Enter for a Chance to Win Prizes

 Educators Can Enter for a Chance to Win a Selection of Books from Sterling Publishing for the Classroom, Valued at Approximately $4,000

New York, NY – January 3, 2017 – To celebrate pre-K-12 educators, Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, will kick off the second half of the school year and celebrate Educator Appreciation Days from Saturday, January 7, through Sunday, January 15. During Educator Appreciation Days, Barnes & Noble will offer Educators special discounts* including 25% off most merchandise like books, toys and games, various events including free workshops and educator receptions**, limited-time giveaways, while supplies last***, and the chance to win a selection of books from Sterling Publishing perfect for the classroom, valued at approximately $4, 000.

The number and type of books selected by Sterling Publishing will be in accordance with the winner’s subject matter and the grade level he or she teaches. From their Classic Starts™ series to “No Fear Shakespeare” and the Flash Kids line, Sterling Publishing offers a variety of high-quality titles that fit perfectly into the education space for every age group.

To enter for a chance to win the Sterling Publishing sweepstakes, educators should visit their local Barnes & Noble store and ask a bookseller how to enter from Saturday, January 7, through Sunday, January 15. To find their local Barnes & Noble store, customers should visit www.bn.com/storelocator.

Special Discounts  

As always during Educator Appreciation Days, public, private and homeschool educators who shop at their local Barnes & Noble store or online at BN.com with their educator discount card will receive special discounts on merchandise in addition to giveaways, including:

  • 25% off the list price on personal and classroom books, toys, games, music, movies and more;
  • 10% off the list price on Café consumables, select tech tools to help bring tech literacy to classrooms, and select NOOK devices****;
  • Giveaways including a STEM calendar from DK Publishing (20-25 per store, while supplies last).

These special offers are available to pre-K-12 teachers and administrators enrolled in the free Barnes & Noble Educator Discount program. To take advantage of these offers, educators can apply for their Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card in their local stores. The application form can also be downloaded at BN.com.

Workshops and Educator Receptions

As part of Educator Appreciation Days, all Barnes & Noble stores will host free workshops and/or educator receptions, which will vary by store.  Examples of workshops could include “Cultural Responsiveness,” “A Framework for Math” and “The Reading Makeover” workshops developed exclusively for Barnes & Noble by Shell Education, tech/Maker tools demonstrations, grant writing workshops, and more. Educators are encouraged to visit their local store or visit www.bn.com/storelocator for more information.

*Certain restrictions apply. Educator Discount Card must be presented at time of purchase. Discounts cannot be applied to or combined with any other Barnes & Noble discount programs, NOOK Books® or other digital content, or accessories for digital devices.

**Workshop and event topics will vary by store.

***While supplies last.

****Additional 10% taken off price after instant rebate. Limit 5 devices per customer. Discount is valid January 7, 2017, through January 15, 2017, only. This offer is subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Void where prohibited by law.

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About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 638 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps available for Android, iOS® and Windows®.

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