Barnes & Noble Introduces Complete Back-to-School Assortment in Stores Nationwide

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Students Can Get All the Books, Backpacks, Notebooks, and Accessories They Need to Get Ready for the New School Year

New York, NY – July 10, 2018 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced that all of its stores nationwide, as well as, have a complete assortment of the back-to-school items students and parents need for the school year, from books to study guides to brand-name backpacks and notebooks.

“This year, Barnes & Noble is the premier one-stop shopping destination for back-to-school shoppers,” said Tim Mantel, Chief Merchandising Officer. “We know that customers are searching for both convenience and style in their school shopping, which is why our stores nationwide are featuring an extensive assortment of brand-name items that students and parents will love.”

Barnes & Noble has all of the books, dictionaries, and test prep material students need to get back to school. This year, the Company’s expanded back-to-school collection also features cool and stylish selections for students with the themes of Start a New Look, Stay Organized, and Stock Up on Supplies.

Brand-name items include:

  • Backpacks by JanSport®
  • Notebooks by Five Star® and Mead®
  • Pens, Pencils, Highlighters & Markers from Sharpie®, Pilot, BIC® & Paper Mate®
  • Drinkware by S’well®
  • Journals by Moleskine®
  • Headphones by Skullcandy

Students and parents alike can go to their local Barnes & Noble to find everything they need for the new academic year. Customers can also shop online at, where they can hone their search by grade level up through college. Additionally, there is a special section for educators to find the books and accessories they need for the new school year.

Customers can follow Barnes & Noble’s Back-to-School offerings on TwitterInstagramPinterest, Snapchat (bnsnaps), and Facebook, using hashtag #BNBacktoSchool.

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About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 630 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 digital books, 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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