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Barnes & Noble, Inc.
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11/18/2010

Barnes & Noble Launches NOOKbooks en español™, First Spanish Language Digital Bookstore in the U.S.

Shop the Best and Growing Digital Collection of Popular Spanish Language Titles and Read in Seconds

Access on Any NOOK eReader or NOOK Software-Enabled Device

New York, New York – November 18, 2010 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced NOOKbooks en español, the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States, and the best – and growing – selection of Spanish titles, including bestsellers, new releases, classics, works in translation and more. With NOOKbooks en español, Barnes & Noble customers now have nearly instant access to thousands of popular Spanish language titles, including thousands of free works, to be enjoyed across a wide range of platforms, including NOOKcolor, NOOK 3G and NOOK Wi-Fi, and the company’s free software available for iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™, BlackBerry®, PC, and Mac®.

“For the first time ever, NOOKbooks en español enables Spanish speakers in the U.S., and those interested in learning and reading in Spanish, to get Spanish-language new releases, bestsellers, and classics in a digital format,” said Patricia Arancibia, International Content Manager, Digital Products at Barnes & Noble. 

“Our goal is to continue building a service that revolves around the customer, making the largest and most diverse selection of digital content convenient and accessible for everyone,” added Theresa Horner, VP, Content, Digital Products at Barnes & Noble.

Working closely with many of the top international and U.S.-based publishers, Barnes & Noble will continue to expand its catalog of NOOKbooks en español, which currently includes more than a third of the top-selling trade Spanish-language titles in the U.S.

In addition to accessing NOOKbooks en español on NOOK devices, customers can use Barnes & Noble’s free eReading software to download and read books from their personal Barnes & Noble digital library on devices including iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™, BlackBerry® and other smartphones, PC, and Mac®. And with the Lifetime Library™ advantage, Barnes & Noble ensures that your content always goes wherever you go and is always protected and accessible on a variety of devices, as well as BN.com.

Learn more and experience NOOKbooks en español today by visiting http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooksenespanol, part of Barnes & Noble’s expansive NOOKbook™ Store (www.bn.com/NOOKbooks), which features more than two million digital titles, including books, newspapers, magazines, and engaging children’s content.



About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 717 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 633 college bookstores serving nearly 4 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 two million titles, in its NOOKbook™ Store (www.bn.com/NOOKbooks).  Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read NOOKbooks on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK eReaders, devices from partner companies, and hundreds of the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

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About NOOK™ from Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble’s NOOK brand of eReading products makes it easy to read what you love, anywhere you like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to Barnes & Noble’s expansive NOOKbook™ Store of more than two million digital titles, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices. NOOK products are the most full-featured, dedicated eReading devices on the market.  NOOKcolor ($249), the first full-color touch Reader’s Tablet, provides the ultimate reading experience with a stunning 7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen to read all of the content you love. For book lovers, NOOK 3G ($199) and NOOK Wi-Fi® ($149) offer a paper-like reading experience with a color touch screen for navigation. In Barnes & Noble stores, NOOK owners can access free Wi-Fi connectivity, enjoy the Read In Store™ feature to read NOOKbooks for free, and the More In Store™ program, which offers free, exclusive content and special promotions. Barnes & Noble was the first company to offer digital lending for a wide selection of books through its LendMe™ technology, available through NOOK eReading products. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.NOOK.com, as well as at Best Buy, Walmart and Books-A-Million.

In addition to NOOK devices, Barnes & Noble makes it easy for customers to enjoy any book, anytime, anywhere with its free line of NOOK software, available at www.bn.com/NOOKapps. Customers can use Barnes & Noble’s free eReading software to access and read books from their personal Barnes & Noble digital library on devices including iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™, BlackBerry® and other smartphones, PC, and Mac®. Lifetime Library™ helps ensure that Barnes & Noble customers will always be able to access their digital libraries on NOOK products and software-enabled devices and BN.com. Barnes & Noble also offers NOOKstudy™ (www.NOOKstudy.com), an innovative study platform and software solution for higher education, NOOK kids™ (www.NOOKkids.com), a collection of digital picture and chapter books for children, and NOOKbooks en español™, the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States.

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