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Barnes & Noble Announces December “More In Store™” Offers Available Only on the NOOK™ Family of eBook Readers


Happy Holidays and Happy Reading

New York, New York – – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced the December line-up for the “More In Store™” program for the NOOK™ family of eBook Readers. Available only in Barnes & Noble stores and only on NOOK, the free More In Store program offers NOOK customers new, exclusive content from bestselling and new authors, special offers and savings, and weekly bestseller and new release lists.

Barnes & Noble’s free in-store Wi-Fi service makes access to More In Store content easy. With just a simple tap of the NOOK “shop” button, customers can explore content from such authors as Dean Koontz, Tony diTerlizzi and Armistead Maupin, and in-store promotions including special savings and free café offers. More In Store is updated weekly and each new feature is available for four weeks on a rolling basis. Once a customer downloads the content to their NOOK, it is saved to their digital locker and can be accessed at any time.

The Barnes & Noble More In Store for NOOK December line-up includes:

* December 5
Why I Shout At The Computer Screen by Dean Koontz
Dean Koontz’s searing, page-turning tales of horror and suspense have been thrilling readers for decades. In this exclusive essay for Barnes & Noble, Koontz talks about the voices in his head – the characters who make his books so terrifying.

Escape with Joan Johnston to a Castle in Kent by Joan Johnston
Joan Johnston is the queen of romance. In anticipation of her fiftieth novel, she took a dream trip across England and invites Barnes & Noble readers along for the ride.

* December 12
The Future of Innovation by Steven Johnson
Bestselling author Steven Johnson has changed the way many people think about culture and mass media in books like Everything Bad is Good For You and Where Good Ideas Come From. In this exclusive piece for Barnes & Noble readers, Johnson recommends some more books for great holiday reading, all on the future of innovation and creativity.

Never Abandoning Imagination by Tony diTerlizzi
New York Times bestselling author of The Search for WondLa talks exclusively for Barnes & Noble customers about how stories keep us going from childhood on.

* December 19
Skewering Fairytales by Gregory Maguire
Gregory Maguire has a catalogue of New York Times bestselling novels and the genesis of hit Broadway musical Wicked under his belt. Now, Maguire has another hilarious, inventive, completely original novel and he’s written an exclusive piece for Barnes & Noble readers.

Gifts White People Like by Christian Lander
Gift-giving for white people doesn’t have to be all wailing and gnashing of teeth, explains the author of Stuff White People Like in this exclusive essay for Barnes & Noble readers.

* December 26
Writing Mary Ann by Armistead Maupin
Bestselling author Armistead Maupin is widely known for his wonderful, humorous novels of life in a tight-knit and eccentric San Francisco building. In this exclusive essay for Barnes & Noble, Maupin discusses the return of one of his most troublesome characters: the delightful and difficult Mary Ann Singleton.

Must-Try Meals Across America by Robert Reid
Everyone needs a bucket list of food – delicious, regional meals you have to try. Lonely Planet takes a road trip across the U.S. for some scrumptious and sometimes disturbing meals exclusively for Barnes & Noble readers.

* NOOKbook Bestsellers and NOOKbook New Releases List
As always, NOOK readers can access Barnes & Noble NOOKbook™ Bestseller and NOOKbook New Releases lists. The lists are available as part of the “shop” feature on NOOK and offer book overviews, free sample chapters and customer ratings to help readers with buying decisions.

NOOKbook Bestsellers for the week of November 29 include: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand; Cross Fire (Alex Cross Series #17) by James Patterson; Just Kids by Patti Smith; Decision Points by George W. Bush; and Wolfsbane by Patricia Briggs.

Recent new release NOOKbook titles include: Port Mortuary (Kay Scarpetta Series #18) by Patricia Cornwell; Rescue by Anita Shreve; An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin; Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris; and Of Love and Evil (Song of the Seraphim Series #2) by Anne Rice.

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 637 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 eBookstore ( Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK™ 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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