Barnes & Noble Invites Customers to Experience Its First-Ever Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball December 9

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Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball at Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide
Will Feature Dancing, Music, Harry Potter-Themed Activities & a Special
Giveaway

Customers Can Discover Barnes & Noble’s Wizarding World of Harry
Potter with Unique Assortment of Books, Toys & Games and Gifts, Perfect
for the Whole Family

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, cordially invites customers of all ages to
experience its first-ever Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball at stores
nationwide on Friday, December 9, starting at 7 PM. Barnes & Noble’s
Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball will feature dancing, music,
Harry Potter-themed activities and a special giveaway at stores
nationwide. Customers are encouraged to wear their most festive Harry
Potter costumes and holiday attire to the special event as they dance
the night away and celebrate all things Harry Potter with Barnes & Noble.

Magical Harry Potter-Themed Activities &
Giveaways

The Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball will be complemented by special
activities, with all stores featuring a designated Harry Potter Themed
Craft Making Station, where customers can create their own ornaments and
owl fans, while supplies last. There will also be fun activities
including Wizard Charades, Trivia, a Word Search, and more, plus a
coloring station for customers to enjoy, and a special photo-op station
where they will be able to forever capture the magic of the Harry
Potter-inspired celebration. Select stores nationwide will also feature
delicious treats from the Barnes & Noble Café, including free samples of
a festive sugar cookie and a caramel apple spice drink, available while
supplies last.

Plus, all Barnes & Noble stores will offer a free giveaway of a special Harry
Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition
poster,
available while supplies last (100 per store).

Additional activities that will take place at select Barnes & Noble
stores nationwide during the Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball will
include face painting, fortune telling, strolling carolers, Harry Potter
character lookalike showcases, and more. Customers should contact their
local store to find out if any additional activities are going to take
place.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Barnes &
Noble

Fans of Harry Potter can continue to relive the magic at Barnes & Noble
this holiday season with a dedicated Harry Potter experience inside all
stores nationwide. Customers can shop a unique assortment of books and
gifts from J. K. Rowling’s wizarding world, including Harry Potter
and the Cursed Child Parts I and II
, Fantastic Beasts and Where
to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
, as well as Harry Potter
wands, chess sets, music and DVDs, hats, scarves and so much more. For
additional details, customers can visit their local Barnes & Noble today.

For more information on how customers can relive the magic of Harry
Potter at Barnes & Noble this holiday season with Barnes & Noble’s Harry
Potter Magical Holiday Ball, they should visit BN.com/MagicalHolidayBall.
For more information on Barnes & Noble’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter
with a unique assortment of books, toys & games and gifts, perfect for
the whole family, customers should visit BN.com/HarryPotter.

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 638 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 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com),
plus periodicals and comics, 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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Contacts

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