Barnes & Noble Launches Monthly Young Adult Book Club in Stores Nationwide

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Exclusive Content from Debut Authors and Giveaways for Book Club Attendees

Christine Riccio’s Again, but Better First Selection

New York, NY – May 1, 2019Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced the launch of the new Barnes & Noble Young Adult (YA) Book Club, a national monthly book club designed to bring together young adult readers to discuss some of the most anticipated YA books being published. To kick-off the book club, Barnes & Noble is announcing three exciting debut authors for discussion this summer. The free YA Book Clubs will be held the second Thursday of each month at the Company’s stores nationwide, led by expert booksellers, and featuring special in-store promotions and giveaways, while supplies last.

“We’ve gotten strong demand from our customers to host YA Book Clubs in our stores,” said Stephanie Fryling, Vice President of Merchandising, Children’s Books. “That’s why we are so excited to select books every month written specifically for YA readers and invite fans to meet and discuss these great stories in communities around the country.”

Barnes & Noble’s first YA Book Club selection is Again, but Better, by author and social media sensation Christine Riccio. The Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition of the book is available in stores and on, and includes a Q&A with Christine Riccio and an exclusive deleted scene by the author. The YA Book Club night to discuss the book will be held in stores nationwide on Thursday, June 13, at 7 PM. Customers can sign up to attend at

Barnes & Noble’s first three selections for the YA Book Club are:

  • June: Again, but Betterby Christine Riccio, Thursday, June 13, at 7 PM. Again, But Better is a story about second chances, discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again.

  • July: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal, Thursday, July 11, at 7 PM. Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.

  • August: Wilder Girls by Rory Power, Thursday, August 8, at 7 PM. Wilder Girls is a debut novel about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement.


Barnes & Noble will also be offering customers 50% off select debut young adult authors on the Thursday of YA Book Club through the following Sunday. Customers who attend the Book Club discussions can also purchase $2 Teavana tea from stores with Barnes & Noble Cafés.

For more details, customers can ask one of their local, knowledgeable Barnes & Noble booksellers, or check They can also join the conversation on TwitterInstagramPinterest, Snapchat (bnsnaps) and Facebook, using hashtag #BNYABookClub.

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Shannon DeVito

Senior Director, Book Strategy & Customer Experience

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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