New York, NY –February 2, 2011 –Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the availability of versions of popular Sesame Street favorites, now available as NOOK Books, including the classic "The Monster at the End of This Book" available as an eBook with audio only on NOOK. The exciting NOOK Books feature beloved Sesame Street characters, including Grover, Abby, and Elmo – who happens to be celebrating his birthday this Friday, February 3. Barnes & Noble will launch with seven titles with nineteen more to follow. NOOK Tablet utilizes the world’s most advanced VividView™ Touchscreen, offering readers a chance to experience these Sesame Street titles with Barnes & Noble’s exclusive Read-to-Me™ technology in our fastest, lightest tablet.
“We are excited to introduce a series of popular Sesame Street titles into our extensive picture book catalogue of NOOK Books.” said Wendy Bronfin, Senior Director of Kids Digital Products for Barnes & Noble. “Sesame Street has been a leader in technology and education for young children for many years and we are thrilled to bring these family-favorite stories to Barnes & Noble customers– and right before Elmo’s birthday. What a great birthday present!”
Users can purchase digital copies of their favorite Sesame Street titles through the NOOK Book store. These titles will also be available on the highly-acclaimed NOOK Color. The titles will be available in the NOOK store at www.bn.com/sesamestreet
“Sesame Street fans can now enjoy stories with their favorite characters wherever they go with their NOOK®,” said Jennifer A. Perry, Vice President, Worldwide Publishing, Sesame Workshop. “We are always looking to give children and parents opportunities to read together, and these Sesame Street NOOK Books provide families a vibrant new way to explore books and encourage a love of reading.”
Experience NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color at any Barnes & Noble bookstore or at www.nook.com
|About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 703 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 637 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through BN.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ (www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read digital books and content on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK devices, partner company products, and the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software.
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About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows including The Electric Company, to help bridge the literacy gap. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org.