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Just in Time for the Holidays: Barnes & Noble Announces Free Two Month Membership for New Members


Barnes & Noble Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Member Program
Savings on Millions of Products Including Books, Educational Toys & Games, DVDs, Home & Gift Selections and More

New York, NY – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced for the first time, the popular Barnes & Noble Membership program will offer a free two month Membership to all first time Members. In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Member program, and just in time for the holidays, Barnes & Noble invites customers to join the millions of already happy Members and enjoy great savings and values both in stores and online at Barnes & (

“As customers begin to prepare for holiday shopping, Barnes & Noble’s free two month Membership is an exciting way for new customers to experience Member benefits from their favorite bookstore,” said Marc Parrish, Vice President of Retention and Loyalty Marketing for Barnes & Noble. “In the 10 years since the Barnes & Noble Member program launched, it has become one of the largest such programs in the country. Millions of our customers have become Members and enjoy savings on the great selection of products both in our stores and online year after year. In fact, the total number of books, toys and games and other products purchased by our Members is quickly approaching the one billion mark, and for this we thank our loyal Members.”

The Barnes & Noble Member program benefits include:

In Store:

* 40% off list price on hardcover bestsellers
* 20% off list price on all adult hardcovers (including textbooks)
* 10% off the Barnes & Noble list price on already discounted items such as the growing Toys & Games section, Adult games, DVDs, all café items and more


* FREE Unlimited Express Shipping in 1-3 business days on BN.COM
* Everyday low prices on a great selection of books, Toys & Games, gifts, digital products and more

The Member program offers the best in-store and online experience, great deals on quality products and incredible savings. Members enjoy access to smart recommendations and hand-picked selections from editors, great values and savings on products including books, the ever growing selection of Toys & Games, DVDs, gifts for home and office, as well as rich content, exclusive offers, great customer service and much more. Sign up for free Membership is available online and is for new Members only. See site for more details (

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 717 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 633 college bookstores serving nearly 4 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is the nation’s top bookseller brand for the seventh year in a row, as determined by a combination of the brand’s performance on familiarity, quality, and purchase intent; the top bookseller in quality for the second year in a row and the number two retailer in trust, according to the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive®. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & (, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than one million titles in its eBookstore ( Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK(TM) eReading product offering, customers can buy and read eBooks on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK eBook Readers, devices from partner companies, and hundreds of the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software.

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