Barnes & Noble Launches “The B&N Podcast”

Press Release

New Podcast Features In-Depth Conversations with Today’s Most Popular Authors Including John Grisham, Paula Hawkins, Imbolo Mbue, Colson Whitehead, and More

Podcast Available Today on BN.com, iTunes App Store and Stitcher

New York, New York – August 16, 2017 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today launched “The B&N Podcast,” featuring in-depth conversations with today’s most popular authors including Peter Gethers, John Grisham, Paula Hawkins, Imbolo Mbue, J. Courtney Sullivan, Colson Whitehead, and more. The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes behind the scenes with today’s most interesting writers, exploring what inspires them, their methods and what they were thinking when they wrote their books.

The B&N Podcast is available for listeners today on BN.com/podcast, the iTunes App Store and Stitcher. Barnes & Noble will be posting six to eight interviews each month, with many more huge names to come during the packed fall publishing season.

“Barnes & Noble is already a destination for customers to meet the authors they love and have conversations about their favorite books,” said Fred Argir, Chief Digital Officer. “The B&N Podcast is a natural extension of those conversations, bringing the biggest names in literature directly to their audiences in a meaningful new way that only Barnes & Noble can deliver.”

The first series of episodes, which are available now, include discussions with:

  • Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad
  • John Grisham, author of Camino Island
  • Courtney Sullivan, author of Saints for All Occassions
  • Paula Hawkins, author of Into the Water
  • Peter Gethers, author of My Mother’s Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the Meaning of Life
  • Imbolo Mbue, author of the latest Oprah Book Club pick, Behold the Dreamer.

In coming weeks, episodes featuring fan-favorite authors including Jennifer Finney Boylan, Yaa Gyasi, Jo Nesbo, and more, will become available. For more information customers can visit BN.com/podcast, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat (bnsnaps), and like us on Facebook.

All Contacts

About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 633 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®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company's corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

For more information on Barnes & Noble, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat (bnsnaps), and like us on Facebook. For more information on NOOK, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.