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07/01/2010

Celebrate Independence Day with Barnes & Noble and Exclusive More in Store Content Available on NOOK™

BBQ and Vacation Escapes are Featured in July’s More in Store Content

New York, NY – July 1, 2010 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced the July line-up for the “More in Store” program for NOOK™, the Barnes & Noble eBook Reader.  Available only in Barnes & Noble stores and only on NOOK, the free More in Store program offers NOOK customers new, exclusive content from bestselling and new authors, special offers and savings, and weekly bestseller and new release lists. 

Barnes & Noble’s free in-store Wi-Fi service makes access to More in Store content easy.  With just a simple tap of the NOOK “shop” button, customers can start to explore content from authors such as Heather Graham, Tess Gerritsen and Oscar Hijuelos, and in-store promotions including special savings and free Café offers.  More in Store is updated weekly and each new feature is available for four weeks on a rolling basis.  Once a customer downloads the content to their NOOK, it is saved to their digital locker and can be accessed at any time.

Barnes & Noble More in Store for NOOK July line-up includes:

  • July 4
    Cheeseburger Kabobs For Your Fourth of July BBQ by Jason Day and Aaron Chronister
    Get some tips on how to make your BBQ the best in the neighborhood.  Ditch the burgers and the dogs and make these cheeseburger kabobs sizzle on your grill.  Exclusively for NOOK customers, the authors of BBQ Makes Everything Better will help make your BBQ better this month.

Heather Graham’s My Romance With Key West
Only for Barnes & Noble NOOK owners, superstar romance queen Heather Graham shares her passion for Key West, FL, a location that’s often the star of her bestselling novels.

  • July 11
    Tess Gerritsen’s Becoming Jane
    NOOK owners can get an exclusive sneak peek at the script for a new original TV series on TNT.  Tess Gerritsen’s bestselling suspense novels are the inspiration for “Rizzoli & Isles.”  Tess writes about her heroine, Jane Rizzoli, played by Angie Harmon in the TNT series.

Taking the Kids and Getting More Bang for Your Vacation Buck by Eileen Ogintz
Family travel expert and NOOK lover Eileen Ogintz is helping other NOOK owners plan a great family vacation.  Ogintz has tips on how to set up and execute a fantastic family vacation, without losing your mind.

  • July 18
    The Mystery Monkey by Thomas French

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas French went behind the scenes at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo to write from both the human and animal perspective.  In an exclusive essay for NOOK owners, he introduces readers to an unusual and wonderful character.

Jeanne Birdsall’s On Reading Together as a Family
Bestselling young adult author Jeanne Birdsall always wanted to be a writer.  In an exclusive piece for Barnes & Noble, she writes about her journey to become an author and how it’s all rooted in a pair of Keds and an older sister who refused to share.   

  • July 25
    Something in Common by Laura Bell

    After graduating from college, Laura Bell heads to Wyoming to herd sheep.  This decision and her life following it made for a perfect memoir, and in an exclusive essay for NOOK owners, Bell talks about the decision and the importance of forming meaningful connections with readers.

Escape to Miami by Oscar Hijuelos
Oscar Hijuelos, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love and Beautiful Maria of My Soul, is the first Hispanic winner of the Pulitzer prize for fiction.  In an exclusive essay, he writes about the meshing of American and Cuban cultures in Miami, a city that’s meant so much to him.

  • eBook Bestsellers and eBook New Releases Lists
    As always, NOOK readers can access Barnes & Noble eBook Bestseller and eBook New Releases lists.  The lists are available as a part of the “shop” feature on NOOK and offer book overviews, free sample chapters and customer ratings to help readers with buying decisions.

eBook Bestsellers for the week of July 5 include: Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich, One Day by David Nicholls, Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen, Private by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro, and Mary Pope Osborne’s 'Magic Tree House' series.

Recent new release eBook titles include: The Search by Nora Roberts, Barnes & Noble’s new Recommends Selection A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff, Foreign Influence by Brad Thor, The Island by Elin Hilderbrand, and Home Team: Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life by Sean Payton.



About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 720 bookstores in 50 states.  Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 637 college bookstores serving nearly four million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States.  Barnes & Noble is the nation’s top bookseller brand for the seventh year in a row, as determined by a combination of the brand’s performance on familiarity, quality, and purchase intent; the top bookseller in quality for the second year in a row and the number two retailer in trust, according to the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive®.  Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than one million titles in its eBookstore (www.bn.com/ebooks).  Barnes & Noble customers can buy and read eBooks on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK™ by Barnes & Noble, eBook Readers from partner companies, and hundreds of the most popular mobile and computing devices using free BN eReader software.
 
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