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Barnes & Online Storytime November Exclusive: Author Jan Brett to Read The Mitten


New York, NY –– Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced that author Jan Brett will read the classic children’s book The Mitten for the Barnes & Online Storytime program ( Beginning today, visitors can listen to this exclusive narration by Ms. Brett of her children’s winter classic.

Barnes & will feature a The Mitten page with a selection of Jan Brett books and animal plush toys. customers will receive a 45% discount on select items, for a limited time. To celebrate the Online Storytime, Barnes & Noble stores will feature The Mitten on in-store displays for the month of November.

“Engaging children in reading is so important, and I’m happy to help Barnes & Noble advance their commitment to children’s literacy,” said Jan Brett. “Barnes &’s Online Storytime is a great way for parents and children to read together while experiencing picture books in an interactive and exciting new way.”

A monthly feature, Barnes &’s Online Storytime is perfect for children ages two through six and showcases favorite children’s books read by well-known authors and celebrities. To enhance the Storytime experience, illustrations and artwork are brought to life through pan-and-scan technology. Previous selections have included Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly read by author Jane O’Connor; Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Ian Falconer’s Olivia read by SNL alum Ana Gasteyer; and most recently Where the Wild Things Are read by Maurice Sendak. In December Chris Van Allsburg will read his holiday classic The Polar Express.

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 two million titles in its NOOKbook™ Store ( Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read NOOKbooks on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK eReaders, devices from partner companies, and hundreds of the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software.

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