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Barnes & Noble Announces Anne Tyler’s Clock Dance as Second National Book Club Selection

The Book Club Edition of Clock Dance Includes Exclusive Content, and Customers Can Sign Up for Barnes & Noble’s Book Club Taking Place in Stores August 8

New York, NY – WEBWIRE

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Tyler’s Clock Dance as the second selection for the Barnes & Noble Book Club, a national book club designed to bring readers in communities across the country together to discuss some of the greatest books being published. Barnes & Noble will be selling a special Exclusive Book Club Edition of Clock Dance as well as hosting a free Book Club Night to discuss the novel in stores across the country on Wednesday, August 8, from 7pm-8pm. Customers can pre-order the book and sign up for the Book Club in their local store and online at

Clock Dance, Barnes & Noble’s Summer Book Club selection, is the latest novel from the critically acclaimed author Anne Tyler, who is loved by readers for books including The Accidental TouristBreathing Lessons, and A Spool of Blue Thread. Clock Dancefollows the arc of a woman’s life from childhood to adulthood, and is filled with wonderful characters and surprising twists that readers will want to discuss with other readers.

“We are thrilled to name Anne Tyler’s Clock Dance as our next selection for the Barnes & Noble Book Club,” said Liz Harwell, Senior Director of Merchandising at Barnes & Noble. “Ms. Tyler is one of the most beloved and respected writers working today, and Clock Dance adds to her incredible repertoire with a story of second chances that will provide our Book Clubs across the country with plenty to talk about.”

The Barnes & Noble Book Club Exclusive Edition of Clock Dance comes with an essay by the author and a Reading Group Guide for discussion. Customers can pre-order the book now on, or buy it at their local Barnes & Noble store when it goes on sale Tuesday, July 10. Our Cafés will be sampling food and beverages during the event, and each store will give away one signed copy of the book.

Barnes & Noble will hold its second Book Club Night on Wednesday, August 8, from 7pm to 8pm, one month after the book goes on sale. Customers can learn more and sign up to attend the discussion at their local bookstore, or online at:

The Company’s first Book Club selection was Meg Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion, and readers from around the country gathered at their local Barnes & Noble to discuss this timely novel about a young woman who meets a mentor that changes her life. One customer said of the night, “I loved the book and had a great time!,” while another noted enjoying the “new friends and fun discussion.”

For more details on the Barnes & Noble Book Club and Book Club Night, customers can ask one of their local Barnes & Noble booksellers, or go to

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