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11/20/2014

Barnes & Noble Is the One-Stop Destination for the Top Gifts of the Season

The Expansive Selection Includes the Most Inspired Gifts of the Season, Great Stocking Stuffers, the Perfect Gifts for Holiday Hosts, the Best Specialty Games, Hobbies & Collectibles, and Much More

New York, NY — November 20, 2014 — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced a vast, high-quality selection of this season’s top gifts perfect for giving to loved ones this holiday.  From this season’s hottest gift items for the home and office, to whimsical stocking stuffers, to the top Specialty Games, Hobbies and Collectibles, Barnes & Noble offers must-have gifts for everyones’ shopping lists.  Customers are invited to visit Barnes & Noble’s more than 650 stores nationwide or BN.com to experience the complete selection of the best gifts Barnes & Noble has to offer.
 
The Most Inspired Gifts of the Season
Barnes & Noble has specially curated an unrivaled collection of the most unique and inspired gifts of the season for family, friends, teachers and co-workers that customers are buying for this holiday.  Customers can “give serenity” with the Buddha Board, based on the Zen concept of living in the moment; “give inspiration” with the 642 Things to Write or Draw journals, the bestselling series which includes thought-starters for budding writers or artists; “give retro cool” with the Crosley Executive Portable USB Turntable, a classic format to new and old generations of audiophiles alike; or “give comfort” with one of Barnes & Noble’s exclusive, 100% cotton throws, including the brand-new Twas the Night Before Christmas throw and matching pillow.

Other inspired gift items Barnes & Noble recommends for the holidays include:

  • Give Reading Comfort: Cotton Twill Tablet Pillow in Khaki
  • Give Artistic Creativity: 54-piece Pencil & Pastel Wooden Art Case
  • Give Creative Downtime: Playable Art Ball Desk Sculpture
  • Give Cooking Pleasure: Chef's Center Cookbook Holder
  • Give Positive Energy: HappyLight Natural Spectrum Energy Lamp
  • Give Discovery: Craft Beer Brewing Kits
  • Give Healthy Snacking: Microwave Corn Popper

Great Stocking Stuffers at Incredible Prices
Customers can find a fantastic selection of whimsical and irresistible stocking stuffers all for the amazing value of $14.95 or less.  The selection includes little giftable books, like the Why You're So Awesome Little Gift Book; mini kits, including the Melting Snowman Mini Kit; and the 642 Tiny Things to Draw Journal, a small exclusive version from the creators of the bestselling series found at Barnes & Noble. Everyone in the family will love to find one of these small treasures in their stockings this holiday.
 
The Perfect Gifts for Any Holiday Hosts
Customers can choose from a variety of exclusive, seasonal gift items fit for the host of any holiday party.  Barnes & Noble’s Tartan and Woodland collections, with traditional holiday icons and exclusive artwork, beautifully capture the senses of the season with the luxurious scent of Illume’s Cranberry Spice soy-based candle and the feel of the 100% Wool Tartan Woven Scarf. Other fantastic gift items that create the look and feel of the holidays include the delicious Hammond's Candy Crunch Hot Cocoa Gift Set, the melodic Jingle Bells Matchbox Melodies Music Box and the festive Tartan Mini Umbrella, plus so much more.  
 
“We’ve searched the globe and carefully curated the best selection of this season’s hottest gifts to address a variety of interests,” said Alex Perruzzi, Vice President, Gift and Product Development at Barnes & Noble. “At Barnes & Noble, we know how important it is to our customers to give unique and meaningful gifts, and that is why we are so pleased with our offering of high-quality and exclusive products at exceptional prices.”
 
The Best Specialty Games, Hobbies & Collectibles
Barnes & Noble is proud to offer a spectacular collection of quality Specialty Games, Hobbies & Collectibles. The top picks for this season’s gift-giving include:

  • For the Logical Thinker: On the Dot Puzzle
  • For Party Game Night: The Game of Things 10th Anniversary Edition
  • For the Star Wars® Collector: Star Wars R2-M5™ ARTFX+ Statue
  • For the Strategy Gamer: Krosmaster: Arena
  • For the Performer: Reverse Charades®
  • For the Design Enthusiast: LEGO® Architecture Studio
  • For the Mastermind: IQ Labyrinth

Barnes & Noble also offers many great exclusive specialty games, hobby and collectibles, including Meccano-Erector sets that inspire creativity and imagination. Barnes & Noble is the only retailer in the U.S. where customers can purchase Meccano-Erector Special Edition building sets, like the impressive Meccano Pirate Ship and Meccano Empire State Building. Other exciting Specialty Games, Hobbies & Collectibles include Linkee, the party trivia game with a twist, and beautiful deluxe editions of classic games like the Scrabble Deluxe Onyx Edition & Chess, designed exclusively for Barnes & Noble.
 
“Helping customers find the perfect gifts for the special people on their holiday lists is our top priority,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games. “We do just that with our vast collection of unique and exclusive Specialty Games, Hobbies and Collectibles. Whether you’re a Strategy Gamer or a Party Gamer, a Model Builder or a Puzzler, a Dragon Ball Z fan or an Avengers Enthusiast, we have just the right gift to satisfy those family and friends with distinctive interests.”
 
Throughout the holidays, customers can also receive 30% off holiday boxed cards and wrap to stock up on their gift-giving needs at a great value. Customers can also buy an exclusive holiday canvas tote, perfect for loading up their holiday gifts for only $9.95 with the purchase of any item in store.
 
Customers are invited to shop Barnes & Noble’s more than 650 stores nationwide or online at BN.com to experience the full, expansive selection of gifts Barnes & Noble has to offer this holiday perfect for finding the right gifts for family and friends. Through December 23, Barnes & Noble is extending its booksellers' expert knowledge online by providing customized gift ideas to those who tweet their holiday gift-related questions using the hashtag #BNGiftTip. Learn more and follow the conversation at www.twitter.com/bnbuzz.



About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 658 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 705 bookstores serving over five million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States.  General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
 
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