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Barnes & Noble Announces the Top Book Picks for Every Interest to Help Customers Find the Perfect Holiday Gifts

Customers Can Get Personalized Holiday Gift Ideas from Barnes & Noble Experts
Through #BNGiftTip Program on Twitter

New York, New York – December 11, 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 its top book picks for every interest, providing another great resource to help customers find the perfect gifts for the adults on their list. The company’s booksellers have chosen from personal recommendations and customer favorites to compile a list of books that adults will love, with categories including ‘For Thriller Fans,’ ‘For Mystery Lovers,’ ‘For On Screen Buffs,’ ‘For Business Readers,’ ‘For Sports Fans’ and many more.

Additionally, customers can get personalized holiday gift advice from Barnes & Noble on Twitter. 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.

“Books make lasting, meaningful gifts, and Barnes & Noble is the best place to get expert recommendations and discover all of the best gifts of the season,” said Mary Amicucci, VP, Adult Trade and Children’s Books at Barnes & Noble. “With that goal in mind we’ve launched a fantastic Twitter campaign to provide personalized recommendations to our customers, and today we announced a great selection of books for every interest that make great gifts for every adult on your holiday shopping list.”

Following are the selections of Barnes & Noble booksellers’ top book picks for every interest:

For Thriller Fans

  • Hope to Die (Alex Cross Series #22) by James Patterson
  • The Burning Room (Harry Bosch Series #19) by Michael Connelly
  • The Escape (John Puller Series #3) by David Baldacci

For Fiction Readers

  • Gray Mountain by John Grisham
  • Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
  • Revival by Stephen King

For Mystery Lovers

  • Betrayed (Rosato & Associates Series #13) by Lisa Scottoline
  • The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #15) by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Series #2) by Robert Galbraith, J. K. Rowling

For Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fans

  • The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
  • William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set by Ian Doescher

For Graphic Novel Fans

  • Batman: A Visual History by Matthew K. Manning, Frank Miller (Foreword by)
  • Marvel Encyclopedia by DK Publishing
  • The Walking Dead Compendium, Volume 1 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard (Artist), Tony Moore (Artist), Cliff Rathburn (Artist)

For Gamers

  • Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer's Edition by Guinness World Records
  • Player's Handbook: A Core Rulebook for the Fifth Edition of Dungeons & Dragons by Wizards RPG Team
  • The Big Book of Minecraft: The Unofficial Guide to Minecraft & Other Building Games by Triumph Books

For On Screen Buffs

  • As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (Foreword by)
  • A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey: Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions, and Recipes by Jessica Fellowes, Julian Fellowes (Foreword by)
  • Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films by Jody Revenson

For Music Fans

  • Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg
  • Springsteen: Album by Album by Ryan White, Peter Ames Carlin (Introduction)
  • The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs by Hunter Davies

To Make Them Laugh Out Loud

  • Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up by Grace Helbig
  • The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations from Grumpy Cat by Grumpy Cat
  • Revolution by Russell Brand

For Readers of Popular Memoirs

  • Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" by Lena Dunham
  • The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year by Andy Cohen
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler

For Readers of Historical & Political Biographies

  • 41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush
  • Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History by Boris Johnson

For Business Readers

  • Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy
  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
  • MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins

For Science and Technology Buffs

  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
  • The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson
  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

For Sports Fans

  • Jeter Unfiltered by Derek Jeter, Christopher Anderson (Photographer)
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
  • You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television by Al Michaels

For Christian Life Readers

  • Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Sarah Young
  • The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium by Pope Francis, Robert Barron (Foreword by), James Martin (Afterword)
  • You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner by Joel Osteen

For Cooks

  • Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
  • Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
  • Thug Kitchen by Thug Kitchen

Poetry for Everyone

  • Blue Horses: Poems by Mary Oliver
  • Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson
  • Lullabies by Lang Leav

For House & Home Enthusiasts

  • Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life by Erin Gates
  • Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures by Lara Spencer, ChiChi Ubina (Photographer), Jonathan Adler (Foreword by)
  • Sarah Style by Sarah Richardson

For Essay & Philosophy Readers

  • Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells: The Best of Early Vanity Fair by Graydon Carter (Editor), David Friend (Editor)
  • Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks by Dick Cavett, Jimmy Fallon (Foreword by)
  • Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris

For Pet Lovers

  • Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) by Jackson Galaxy, Kate Benjamin
  • Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty by Editors of Garden and Gun, David DiBenedetto
  • Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca by Maria Goodavage

For Nature Lovers

  • America's Great Hiking Trails: Appalachian, Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, North Country, Ice Age, Potomac Heritage, Florida, Natchez Trace, Arizona, Pacific Northwest, New England by Karen Berger, Bart Smith (Photographer), Bill McKibben (Foreword by), Partnership Nat'l Trail System (Contribution by)
  • Ocean by DK Publishing, Fabien Cousteau (Introduction)
  • The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless

Quirky, Unusual and Fun Books For People Who Have Everything

  • Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  • The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel

These books can be found in Barnes & Noble’s more than 650 locations nationwide and online at BN.com, with eBook versions of many of the titles on the list available at NOOK.com.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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