NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. ( NYSE: BKS), a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced a limited time free book and magazine offer on the NOOK app for Windows 8, available for download on any Windows 8 device. The perfect way to experience all that NOOK for Windows 8 has to offer, this exclusive offer enables customers who download the app to choose up to five free popular books and five free top magazines from a select list, which features bestselling titles Best American Series 2012, Blue Bloods, Hello, Cupcake!, Life of Pi and The Enemy, along with current issues of top selling magazines Food Network Magazine, GQ, HGTV Magazine, Real Simple and TIME. To find and download the free NOOK Books and magazines, NOOK for Windows 8 users can simply scroll to the Popular Lists section in the app and find the “Welcome Offer” list. Customers will have to act fast to get their free copy of the modern classic, Life of Pi, which is only available to the first 100,000 customers who download the book on the NOOK app for Windows 8. “NOOK is the highest-rated reading and digital bookstore app for Windows 8, and by providing bestselling books and top magazines for free, new NOOK customers can start their digital libraries with some of the best content in the expansive NOOK Store™,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at NOOK Media LLC. “With the NOOK app for Windows 8, customers get an incredible reading experience and can choose from over 3 million NOOK Books, including 1 million free titles, as well as magazines, newspapers and comics on any Windows 8 device.” The new NOOK app for Windows 8 enables customers to sign in and shop using their Microsoft Account, dramatically simplifying the reading and shopping experience. By eliminating the need to sign in with separate credentials or create an account in advance, the NOOK App for Windows 8 provides customers easy access to NOOK’s vast selection of digital books, magazines, newspapers and comics on Windows 8.