Barnes & Noble Announces Family Traditions for the Holiday Season

Free Children’s Storytimes Will Help Kids Explore Their Imaginations
and Celebrate The Season

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail
bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, today announced its lineup of holiday traditions
for the family—free Storytime events for children and families, all
designed to celebrate the joy of reading and the magic of the holiday
season.

This month-long series of events kicks off with the Scout Elf
Return Boot Camp
on Saturday, November 28, at 11 a.m. at Barnes
& Noble stores nationwide. To celebrate The Elf on the Shelf: A
Christmas Tradition
, Barnes & Noble stores will host a special Boot
Camp featuring crafts and activities children and families can do to
prepare for a holiday season full of fun with their Scout Elf! Customers
are encouraged to take pictures and post to their personal social
media sites using the hashtag #BNElfBootCamp.

The Polar Express Pajama Party Storytime
On Friday, December 4, at 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble stores nationwide
invite customers to come aboard the Polar Express to celebrate the 30th
Anniversary of the beloved classic. Join us for a pajama party Storytime
with activities and tons of fun!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Storytime – On
Saturday, December 5, at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will
host a special Storytime celebrating all things Grinch. Coloring and
activities round out the fun.

Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Storytime
– On Saturday, December 12, at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble
stores nationwide will feature an event celebrating patience and
friendship. In Waiting Is Not Easy!, Piggie has a surprise for
Gerald, but he is going to have to wait for it. And wait. And wait some
more… In the end Gerald discovers the surprise was worth waiting for!
Activities will round out the fun.

How to Catch Santa Storytime – On Saturday,
December 19, at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble stores celebrate the newest
story from the creators of How to Babysit a Grandpa and How
to Babysit a Grandma
. This hilarious and charming holiday story is
filled with advice for aspiring Santa-Catchers! Join us for a jolly How
to Catch Santa
Storytime for the whole family to enjoy! Coloring and
activities to follow.

Special Offers: Customers can purchase How to Catch Santa
at the special price of only $7.99 (regularly priced
$17.99)
and Little Blue Truck’s Christmas for
the special price of $7.99 (regularly priced $14.99). These
offers end on December 25 or while supplies last.

Additionally, through December 28, customers can buy two Little
Golden Books
or Dr. Seuss books and get the
third free (excluding What Pet Should I Get? and How
the Grinch Stole Christmas!
,
regular edition). This offer
applies to titles on this fixture only and to titles of equal or lesser
value.

During all Barnes & Noble Storytime readings and activities, parents and
guardians are encouraged to take pictures and post to their personal
social media sites using the hashtag #BNStorytime.

Many stories shared during Barnes & Noble Storytimes may be read on NOOK®
by Samsung, a full-featured Android tablet that combines Samsung’s
leading technology and NOOK’s extraordinary content and reading
experience.

Barnes & Noble Storytimes are free and open to the public. All events
are subject to change. Customers should visit www.bn.com/storelocator
for more information about events at their local store.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s
largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products. The Company operates 647 Barnes & Noble
bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites,
BN.com (www.bn.com).
The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK®
tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and
entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store
features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com)
and UK (www.nook.co.uk),
plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and offers the
ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through
Free NOOK Reading Apps available for Android, iOS®
and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting
the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

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Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are
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Contacts

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Senior
Vice President, Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Alan
McNamara, 212-633-3379
Director, Corporate Communications
amcnamara@bn.com