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NOOK® Encourages Children & Adults To “Get Reading” This Summer

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the launch of a special program designed to help children and adults “Get Reading” this summer with the help of exclusive recommended reading lists from celebrated authors and popular celebrities. Every weekend, customers can receive selections from these recommendations and more in the NOOK Book Two-for-One Weekends offer. Additionally, all Barnes & Noble locations will host free and fun NOOK events featuring activities to help customers get the most out of reading and NOOK this summer.

Customers can visit to access exclusive recommended reading lists from celebrated authors including Judy Blume, Jeff Kinney and James Patterson, as well as popular celebrities like Mindy Kaling, Bob Harper, Jim Gaffigan, Martha Stewart, and Giada De Laurentiis, all designed to inspire summer reading. Select NOOK Book titles featured in these exciting reading lists will also be included in the NOOK Book Two-for-One Weekends offer in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide throughout the summer.

The first NOOK Book Two-for-One offer is available Saturday, June 22, and features select titles from James Patterson’s and Mindy Kaling’s recommended reading lists, including:

  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  • The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  • Warriors #1 by Erin Hunter
  • The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Visit or your local Barnes & Noble store to see the full lists of recommendations, and check back each week for the latest NOOK Book Two-for-One offers.

“When I read in the summertime, I liked to grab a really big book because it was like a promise,” said bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney. “If you had a 500-page book, you knew that’d you’d be taken away to this new world for a long period of time.”

Tiger Eyes author Judy Blume said: “Each time I read a good book, I’m inspired to write.”

Discover the full interviews and reading lists from these authors and others by visiting

Barnes & Noble stores will also be hosting free “Get Reading” NOOK events, which will include fun activities and entertainment for the entire family to help customers get the most out of their NOOK this summer.

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