Celebration of Vinyl Culture to Feature Exclusive Vinyl Albums,
Signed Editions, Special Offers, Giveaways, Live Personal Appearances &
Day-Long Program at Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide Strengthens
Seasonal Effort to Encourage“the Art of Creative Gift-Giving”
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the renewed interest and popularity of vinyl records and the desire
to spotlight its in-store musical offerings, Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today
announced that it will present a special “Vinyl Day” on Saturday,
November 21 (www.BN.com/VinylDay).
An entire day dedicated to vinyl records and music, Vinyl Day will take
place at Barnes & Noble’s nearly 650 stores nationwide just four months
after its first vinyl-themed promotion in July as part of the summer
program “Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble.” Now, with Thanksgiving
around the corner, the bookseller aims to break consumers out of their
usual holiday shopping habits and encourage the “Art of Creative
“Barnes & Noble has always been committed to providing the very best in
music to our customers and we’re excited to roll out Vinyl Day
nationally as a celebration of a very special music format,” said Chuck
Gorman, Vice President of Music and DVD at Barnes & Noble. “One of the
interesting things about Vinyl is that it never really went away. What
we’re seeing now is that customers are gravitating back to it because it
offers a more authentic and warmer sound, as well as fantastic artwork
and a unique collectability factor. Vinyl really is a great way to
experience and share music.”
Vinyl Day gives music lovers of all ages the opportunity to explore
Barnes & Noble’s growing assortment and participate in events
celebrating vinyl culture. Barnes & Noble serves as the exclusive
retailer for select vinyl albums that will be available on Vinyl Day,
including those from artists such as The Beatles (Singles Set),
Tony Bennett (The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern),
Andrea Bocelli (Cinema)*, Harry Connick Jr. (That Would Be Me),
Yo-Yo Ma (Songs of Joy and Peace) and Pentatonix (That’s
Christmas To Me)*, as well as anthologies including a collection of
music from the popular television show Mad Men (Music of Mad
Other exclusives, like special-color vinyl editions, include musical
works by Dave Brubeck (Essentials), Neko Case (Blacklisted),
Johnny Cash (Essentials), Paul McCartney (Pipes of Peace, Tug
Of War) and Elvis Presley (Essentials). Also, like the
recently announced Signed Editions program partnering with best-selling
authors to personalize thousands of autographed books exclusively for
its customers, Barnes & Noble will similarly offer a limited number of
Signed Edition albums by such musical artists as Bad Company (Paul
Rogers), James Bay, Brandi Carlile, Silversun Pickups, Sleater-Kinney,
Lindsey Stirling and Brian Wilson.
In addition, Barnes & Noble’s Vinyl Day is perfectly aligned with one of
the most anticipated new album releases in years, Adele’s 25,
which launches on November 20. All Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will
have copies of 25 available on vinyl in time for Vinyl Day.
Stores will also have copies of 25 on CD, as well as Adele’s
blockbuster first and second albums, 19 and 21, in both
Exclusive offers for Barnes & Noble customers will also be available on
Vinyl Day, with details to be announced in the coming days. Vinyl Day
will also feature giveaways of a specially published list of “Definitive
Album Reviews” by Uncut magazine, while supplies last, and
customers will receive a NOOK digital edition of Rolling Stone’s
“The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time” with any vinyl purchase on
November 21, downloadable through a special receipt access code.
In-store events, which will vary from market to market,may include vinyl
experts and musical performers, vinyl collector showcases, album art
displays,contests and special children’s activities. Customers can visit
their local Barnes & Noble store to speak to a bookseller for more
details, or visit www.BN.com/VinylDay.
* Exclusive retailer on vinyl for 2015
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,
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®.
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Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Barnes & Noble, Inc.