Barnes & Noble Celebrates Black History Month with Special Events and Promotions

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that it will celebrate Black History Month with special events and promotions recognizing the significant contributions by African-Americans to the world’s social, political and economic development. Throughout February, Barnes & Noble stores will host Storytime events, promotions and celebrity appearances in stores and online at Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com).

All stores will have a Black History Month display of books for all ages, including picture books for young readers and relevant titles for each age group. The display will include Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008 by Henry Louis Gates; Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II by J. Todd Moye, now in paperback; We March by Shane W. Evans; Condoleezza: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me by Condoleezza Rice; and Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change by Michelle Cook. In addition, Barnes & Noble stores will also highlight the artwork of acclaimed African-American artist April Harrison on an exclusive signature tote bag and journal, and on posters and signs in stores and graphics on BN.com. Barnes & Noble.com will also promote Black History Month with author features, relevant NOOK Books™ and specially priced books, CDs and DVDs that honor the Black American experience (http://www.bn.com/black-history-month).

Barnes & Noble stores across the country will host Storytime events with readings and themed activities, as well as local author events related to Black History Month. Barnes & Noble will also provide an educator kit that includes a Black History Month Idea Sheet, a Black History Month Timeline, and a Black History Month Title List for teachers to use in their classrooms. For more information on all Black History Month event times and locations visit the Barnes & Noble store locator at http://storelocator.barnesandnoble.com/.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 703 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 637 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through BN.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ (www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read digital books and content on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK devices, partner company products, and the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software.

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

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Contacts:

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Corporate Communications
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
mkeating@bn.com
or
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
cbrown@bn.com
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