Barnes & Noble Announces First-Ever Tokyo Comic Con Celebration with Exclusive Products and Special New York City Pop-Up Shop

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Select Stores Around the Country to Have an Exclusive Tokyo Comic Con Funko POP!, Board Game, and More from November 30 to December 2

Upper East Side Barnes & Noble in NYC Will Host Exclusive Pop-Up Shop Featuring the Hit Sanrio Character Aggretsuko

New York, New York – November 27, 2018 –Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced its first-ever celebration of Tokyo Comic Con with exclusive products that customers can only get at Barnes & Noble or Tokyo Comic Con from November 30 to December 2, featuring hit characters including Batman and Sanrio’s Aggretsuko. Barnes & Noble will also host the first Aggretsuko pop-up shop on the East Coast at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble in New York City (86th St. and Lexington Ave), from November 30 through December 2. The pop-up shop will include special products, meet & greet opportunities with Aggretsuko, giveaways, while supplies last, and a Sanrio-designed set for photo opportunities.

To celebrate Tokyo Comic Con, Barnes & Noble stores around the country will have an exclusive Funko POP! Ultraman, a Tokyo-themed board game, and select Aggretsuko items, while supplies last. In addition, 150 stores will have exclusives only available at Barnes & Noble and Tokyo Comic Con such as select Kotobukiya Batman keychains, as well as a free poster by the illustrator Kosuke Yanagisawa with purchase of any item from the Tokyo Comic Con selection, while supplies last.

“No one knows super fans like Barnes & Noble, especially when it comes to Tokyo trends, which is why we are thrilled to share an authentic selection from Tokyo Comic Con with special and exclusive products in our stores across the country,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble. “In addition, we’re so glad to be partnering with Sanrio to host the first East Coast pop-up shop with fan-favorite Aggretsuko in our Upper East Side Barnes & Noble.”

Customers can join in the fun by visiting one of the select Barnes & Noble stores featuring Tokyo Comic Con products, as well as shopping online at, from November 30 to December 2. Customers can call or visit their local Barnes & Noble to see if the products are available in their store.

Barnes & Noble’s Tokyo Comic Con Offers Will Include:

  • Funko POP!: Ultraman (B&N Exclusive)
  • Kotobukiya Tokyo Comic Con Kawaii Series Rubber Charm Collection - Batman Family and Villains (B&N and Tokyo Comic Con Exclusive)
  • Tokyo Highway Board Game (National Retail Exclusive)
  • Aggretsuko Graphite Pencils
  • Aggretsuko Reversible Journal
  • Aggretsuko Double-Sided Face Cushion

Aggretsuko Pop-Up Shop at Barnes & Noble Upper East Side in New York City:

Barnes & Noble is pleased to be working with Sanrio to bring to life the world of Aggretsuko, the popular cartoon character with an animated series on Netflix, to its Upper East Side store in New York City (86th St. and Lexington Ave.) from November 30 through December 2. The pop-up shop will celebrate Aggretsuko and her new book, The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life, with special products, meet & greet opportunities with Aggretsuko, giveaways, while supplies last, and a set for photo opportunities.

Products at the Pop-Up Shop Will Include:

  • Aggretsuko T-Shirt (B&N Exclusive)
  • Aggretsuko Double-Sided Tote
  • Aggretsuko Sticker Set
  • Aggretsuko Stamp
  • Aggretsuko Sticky Note (Pack of 10)
  • Aggretsuko Canvas Tote Bag
  • Aggretsuko Rage Face Pass Case

For more information on this celebration of Tokyo Comic Con, customers can ask a knowledgeable Barnes & Noble bookseller, and join the conversation on TwitterInstagramPinterest, Snapchat (bnsnaps) and Facebook, by using the hashtag #TokyoComicCon.

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