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Barnes & Noble Announces Limited Time Holiday Offer on NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced a special savings offer on the recently announced and critically acclaimed NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, just in time for the holidays. On Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16, customers who purchase NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ at any Barnes & Noble store will receive a free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, while supplies last. In addition to giving the gift of the top-rated reading and entertainment products available, shoppers can use the Gift Card to purchase great new eBooks, magazines and apps, or a stylish accessory for NOOK.

With the highest resolution 7-inch display, reading and entertainment content looks better than ever on NOOK HD. At only 11.1 ounces (315 grams) and just 5-inches wide, NOOK HD fits beautifully in the hand, and is more than 20 percent lighter and nearly a half-inch narrower than Kindle Fire HD, so customers will want to take it everywhere. The world's most exceptional 7-inch reading and entertainment tablet is available in two colors, “Snow” and “Smoke,” starting at just $199 (8GB) and $229 (16GB), and is now an even better value with a free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card when you purchase in store during this limited time offer.

For those who want to enjoy reading and entertainment on a larger scale, NOOK HD+ offers a must-see full HD 9-inch display for up to 1080p for movies, magazines and more. The fully laminated display reduces glare and provides excellent viewing angles, perfect for personal or shared viewing. At only 18.2 ounces (515 grams), NOOK HD+ is the lightest full HD tablet ever invented. Offered in the color “Slate,” and featuring great battery life and expandable memory for even more storage, NOOK HD+ is available for $269 (16GB) and $299 (32GB), and is now an even greater value with a free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card when you purchase in store during this offer.

Both NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ offer a range of new features, including NOOK Profiles, a personalized experience that instantly transforms the device in hand to any family member's very own tablet so only you can see your content; NOOK Video which brings favorite standard and HD movies and TV shows to customers for rental or purchase; and NOOK Catalog, a convenient browsing and shopping experience through a selection of colorful, complimentary catalogs from leading retailers including Pottery Barn and L.L. Bean.

For more information on NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, customers can visit the NOOK Digital Shops and displays in any of Barnes & Noble's nearly 700 bookstores nationwide, or they can visit www.nook.com. For customers shopping for the perfect holiday gift this season, Barnes & Noble NOOKsellers across the country will be on hand to demonstrate and answer any questions about the latest additions to the award-winning NOOK portfolio.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 689 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store™ (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 674 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

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

NOOK®, NOOK Store, NOOK Video, NOOK Video Apps are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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About NOOK Media LLC

NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to read what you love, anywhere you like with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store of more than 3 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through free NOOK Reading Apps and NOOK Video apps, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps. NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any of Barnes & Noble's nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.nook.com, as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the United Kingdom through www.nook.co.uk and leading retailers.

For more information on NOOK, follow us on www.twitter.com/nookBN or www.twitter.com/nook_UK and www.facebook.com/nook.

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

 

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