Barnes & Noble Has Last-Minute Shoppers Covered for the Holidays

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Starting December 21 Get Free Shipping at on Orders of $75 or More with Delivery by December 23

 New York, New York – December 19, 2016 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that there’s still time for last-minute holiday shoppers to find the perfect gift at its stores nationwide and online at Starting on December 21 and running through 11:59am ET on December 22, customers can get free shipping on any order of $75 or more, with delivery by December 23*. From great gifts including special exclusive art sets, throws and mini Buddha Boards, to charming stocking stuffers like a Harry Potter Golden Snitch Sticker Mini Kit, Barnes & Noble has gift ideas** for everyone on customers’ gift lists this holiday season. 

Barnes & Noble Recommends the Following Top Last-Minute Gifts

For the 2016 holiday season, Barnes & Noble recommends the following unique last-minute gifts from its vast selection:

  • Give balance with The Lokai Pact, the gift set that holds the six 2016 limited-edition bracelets in a sleek spherical case. Plus, Lokai will donate $6 to charity with the purchase of each Pact.
  • Give writing innovation with the Moleskine Smart Writing Set Paper Table and Pen +, which digitizes handwritten notes and sketches that are editable and easily shared with smartphones and tablets.
  • Give creativity with Artist Supplies. Exclusive to Barnes & Noble, the 79-Piece Color Pencil Set and the Complete Artists Studio 125-Piece Set are the perfect gifts to unleash creativity.
  • Give serenity and mindfulness with the exclusive Special Edition White Mini Buddha Board, based on the Zen concept of living in the moment. Simply paint on the surface with water and creations will come to life in bold design.
  • Give reading comfort with the LapGear Designer Tablet Pillow Gold Quatrefoil and LapGear Designer Tablet Pillow Grey -- lightweight and sturdy with cozy cradles for hands-free use and side pockets for additional storage.
  • Give the gift of warmth with our exclusive collection of generously sized super-soft cotton and wool blend luxurious throws. Whether Musical Notes, Cable Knit or Wallace Plaid these throws will add a beautiful accent to any room.

Stocking Stuffers

Barnes & Noble has a wonderful selection of stocking stuffers that will surprise and delight each of our customer’s loved ones, which customers can find online at or by visiting their local store:

  • Buddy the Elf Snow Globe Mini Kit
  • Man Up!: 367 Classic Skills for the Modern Guy (book)
  • Yummy Yummy Assorted Scented Gel Pens - Set of 12
  • What I Love About You Little Gift Book
  • “Dance First. Think Later”: 618 Rules to Live By (book)
  • Harry Potter Golden Snitch Sticker Mini Kit
  • Mini Bonsai Kit
  • You Are Doing a Freaking Great Job: And Other Reminders of Your Awesomeness (book)
  • Sprout Bookmarks - Set of 6
  • White Electronic Dictionary Bookmark
  • Rechargeable USB Bottle Light
  • Harry Potter Hogwarts House Metal Bookmarks - Set of 4
  • Think Happy, Be Happy: Art, Inspiration, Joy (book)

Instant Gifting: Still Time for Customers to Get Gifts for Everyone on Their Lists Christmas Morning

Customers in need of a last-minute gift to put under the tree will love Barnes & Noble’s array of options for last-minute holiday gifting:

  • eGift Cards

Last-minute shoppers can still have a gift under the tree on Christmas day with a Barnes & Noble eGift Card. Customers can send a gift instantly by visiting to purchase an eGift Card and have it sent to a friend or family member via email. eGift Cards are redeemable in Barnes & Noble stores, online at and on any NOOK® device.

  • Instantly Gift an eBook or App

With 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.

For more information on free holiday shipping and to find the perfect gift, customers can visit their local Barnes & Noble store or go online at

* Use coupon code FREESHIP17. Terms and conditions and exclusions apply, see for details. US only.

**While supplies last.

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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, (  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 (, 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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