Barnes & Noble Picks Best Beach Reads

Press Release

Thrillers, Award-Winning Novels, and Bestselling Kids Books Are among the Top Picks for 4th of July Vacation and Summer Beach Reading for the Whole Family

New York, NY — June 28, 2018 — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, has selected some of the hottest books for 4th of July break and into the summer. From thrillers to humor to heartwarming stories, Barnes & Noble’s expert book buyers have chosen great beach reads for the whole family.

“July and August is a time for the best new books that you can throw into a beach bag or carry-on,” said Liz Harwell, Senior Director of Merchandise at Barnes & Noble. “The titles we’ve chosen are a mix of nail-biting thrillers, hilarious and quirky novels, and character-driven stories that will be just what you and your family need to truly escape this summer.”

The list below includes some of the biggest new books of the year, bestselling paperbacks that are perfect for the beach, as well as the hottest YA and kids reads. To give customers even more to be excited about, Barnes & Noble is offering 50% off some of the biggest summer hardcovers both in-store and online from this Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 8.

Barnes & Noble’s Best Beach Reads are:

New Adult Hardcovers (50% off, 6/29-7/8)

The Fallen, David Baldacci
The President is Missing, Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Perfect Couple, Elin Hilderbrand
The Pharaoh Key, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Calypso, David Sedaris
The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware (B&N Exclusive Edition)

New Adult Paperbacks

Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Eagan
Same Beach, Next Year, Dorothea Benton Frank
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osaga Murders and the Birth of the FBI, David Grann
Less, Andrew Sean Greer
Into the Water, Paula Hawkins
The Rules of Magic, Alice Hoffman
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
Magpie Murders, Anthony Horowitz
Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
The Lying Game, Ruth Ware

YA Bestsellers

War Storm, Victoria Aveyard (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi
Leah on the Offbeat, Becky Albertalli
A Reaper at the Gates, Sabaa Tahir
Love & Luck, Jenna Evans Welch (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Young Reader Bestsellers

The Wild Robot Escapes, Peter Brown
Aru Shah and the End of Time, Roshani Chokshi
PopularMMOs, Pat + Jen (Signed First Edition)
The Burning Maze, Rick Riordan (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Waste of Space, Stuart Gibbs (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Customers can find their perfect summer reading at their local Barnes & Noble, and online at They can also follow Barnes & Noble for more ideas on what to read this summer on TwitterInstagramPinterest, Snapchat (bnsnaps), Facebook, and via the hashtag #BNSummerReading.

About Barnes & Noble

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