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05/03/2016

Barnes & Noble Announces Its Lineup of Great Gifts for Mother’s Day

Get Mom Reading with Barnes & Noble’s Huge Selection of Books and Deals on NOOK®

Other Offers Include up to 50% off DVDs Perfect for Mom, 30% off Luxurious Illume Candles & Scents, and More

New York, NY – May 3, 2016 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced a huge selection of the best gifts for Mother’s Day. Customers can find the perfect book for Mom from Barnes & Noble’s huge selection in store and online, or with just-announced deals on NOOK including the 7-Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® available for an incredible value of only $119.99. Other fantastic offers include 50% off a leading selection of DVDs Mom will love, 30% off Illume candles & scents inspired by fragrances and colors from around the world, and so much more.

Find Mom the Perfect Book this Mother’s Day
Books make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, and Barnes & Noble is the premier destination for the biggest books in fiction including The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, The Last Mile by David Baldacci, Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen, The Obsession by Nora Roberts, Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline, Private Paris by James Patterson, and more. Mom will also love special gift books just for her including The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt, It's All Easy by Gwyneth Paltrow, First Women by Kate Andersen Brower, Dream Home by Jonathan and Drew Scott and Becoming Grandma by Lesley Stahl.

For Moms who love to cook, Barnes & Noble is offering Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten for only $14.99 with the purchase of any item. And for artistic Moms, Barnes & Noble offers a diverse selection of adult coloring books, including the newest from Millie Marotta, Wild Savannah, as well as My Mother, My Heart: A Joyful Book to Color by Eleri Fowler. Barnes & Noble also offers high-quality artist supplies that facilitate creative expression and the therapeutic effects it inspires.

Surprise Mom with NOOK at Great Values
Barnes & Noble has several great NOOK offers for Mother’s Day, including the 7-Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK for only $119.99 with a $30 instant rebate through Mother’s Day. The customer-favorite device comes with a free film to protect the screen. Also through Mother’s Day, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK® will be available for only $299.99 with a $100 instant rebate. And Members will receive an additional 10% off the discounted prices of both these devices. 

In addition, all NOOK accessories are 25% off through Mother’s Day, so Mom can read stylishly as she makes the transition from physical to digital books or upgrades to a newer device.

Thoughtful & Beautiful Gifts for Mom 
Barnes & Noble has a fabulous assortment of stylish gifts that Moms will love, including pouches, scarves, stationery and writing tools from the Barnes & Noble Exclusive English Garden collection. The assortment features everlasting blooms and hand-painted artwork of peonies and butterflies, as well as complementary products from favorite brands Michel Design Works and Kate Spade New York.

In addition, Barnes & Noble offers the best and biggest selection of more than 600 journals featuring decorative and inspirational designs.

Plus, for Moms who love to be pampered, Barnes & Noble is offering 30% off a selection of more than 30 candles, lotions, room sprays and soaps from Illume. Inspired by fragrances and colors from around the world, and featuring the latest introduction, Blackberry Absinthe, a luxurious blend of blackberries, Egyptian jasmine, sandalwood amber and vanilla. Illume candles are 100% natural soy-based and hand poured in the United States.

DVDs and Vinyl Mom Can’t Get Enough Of 
Barnes & Noble is offering 50% off a specially curated selection of DVDs perfect for Mother’s Day, including Oscar-nominated films like Brooklyn and The Danish Girl, in addition to Carol, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, Pride and Prejudice, and more.

Plus, Barnes & Noble offers a vast selection of vinyl including 25 from Adele, Cleopatra [B&N Exclusive Clear Vinyl] by The Lumineers, Gift Of Love [B&N Exclusive 2 LP Pink Vinyl] by Bette Midler, This Path Tonight by Graham Nash and more.

Indulge Mom’s Sweet Tooth with Treats from the Café
The Barnes & Noble Café has a vast assortment of chocolates and sweet treats beautifully packaged just for any special occasion, including the classic Godiva® Collection, which has a well-rounded assortment of creamy caramels, velvety ganaches, nuts and fruits in milk, and dark and white chocolate starting at $15. Plus, Barnes & Noble’s seasonal assortment of Harry & David offers an impressive selection from its signature Moose Munch, to Chocolate Covered Cherries and Pretzels, attractively packaged in light and dark pastels and starting at only $4.95.

For Moms who love tea, the Harney & Sons “Royal Teas” collection, created by invitation of the Queen, makes the perfect gift and is available for only $10.95 in black, green and herbal infusions.

The Barnes & Noble Café features a notable spectrum of Starbucks® coffees from light (Veranda) to bold (French) starting at only $11.95.  As an added feature, the Café can grind coffee per customers’ specific coffee brewing styles.
And to round out any Mother’s Day celebration, Barnes & Noble offers cheesecakes from The Cheesecake Factory Bakery® The Dream Factory Desserts, for only $40. 

Finishing Touches and More
To help customers send greetings to the favorite people in their lives, Barnes & Noble is offering a special in-store only promotion of buy 3 greetings cards, get the 4th card free. With nearly 130 Mother’s Day-themed cards, featuring classic designs to modern pop-ups, Barnes & Noble offers a comprehensive selection of sentiments for every Mom.

Barnes & Noble is also offering its floral bouquet canvas totes for only $12.95 each with the purchase of any item. The floral bouquet canvas tote is available in purple, yellow, blue and pink, and makes the perfect gift holder, or a great accessory to help Mom live more stylishly.

Barnes & Noble stores nationwide are also offering a Mother’s Day Storytime on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. so the little ones can celebrate Mom. Featured titles are Mom School by Rebecca Van Slyke and Priscilla Burris and How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish.

And, of course, a Barnes & Noble Gift Card is always an excellent gift, allowing the recipient to choose from a wide selection of bestselling books, NOOK content, DVDs, music, gift items including exclusive home décor and stylish accessories, plus unbeatable bargains.

For more Mother’s Day information, customers should visit www.bn.com/mothersday or ask one of the knowledgeable booksellers at their local store



About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 640 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

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