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Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide To Host Ready For School Storytime Event In August

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host a Ready for School Storytime and celebration in August. Children ages 3-7 and their parents are invited to experience the joy of reading and celebrate the fun and excitement of learning with Dr. Seuss’s ABC : An Amazing Alphabet Book. The book features zany drawings and humorous verse that provides children with a fun way to learn letters and their sounds.

Children and their parents participating in the Storytime will take part in an exceptional entertainment experience as the book is read aloud and children are invited to read along on the critically acclaimed NOOK ® HD+, packed with pixels to deliver text, graphics and video with stunning HD clarity. The fun will continue with creative activities. Booksellers will also invite children and parents to enjoy treats and explore the Dr. Seuss’s ABC app on NOOK, which will keep even the littlest fans enthralled. With Google Play on NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, customers have access to more than 700,000 Android apps and games, millions of songs and more. Parents will also receive a “Tips for Reading with Your Children” handout designed to encourage a lifelong love of reading.

Additionally, every weekend this summer, customers can receive a NOOK Book Two-for-One Weekend offer in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide.

“Getting ready for school is always an exciting time,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Director of Business Development for Barnes & Noble. “This fun Storytime with activities highlights how much fun learning can be through the inventive world of Dr. Seuss.”

The Ready for School Storytime event is free and open to the public. For further details, contact any Barnes & Noble store, or visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 675 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com ( www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK ® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store ® ( www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 686 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to the ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.



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