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Barnes & Noble Offers Holiday Shopping Event for Educators on Saturday, December 6

Special Offers Include 25% Discount on Most Merchandise and 10% Discount on NOOK® by Samsung & NOOK GlowLight™ Devices

New York, NY – December 2, 2014 –To recognize the company’s commitment to pre-K-12 educators and administrators, Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, is offering teachers a special holiday shopping event on Saturday, December 6.
Educators who shop at their local Barnes & Noble store or online at BN.com will receive special discounts* on merchandise:

  • 25% discount on personal and classroom book purchases, including Children’s and Teen titles and educational toys and games;
  • 25% discount on music, movies, tech gear and more;
  • 10% off the current price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® and NOOK GlowLight**; and
  • 10% discount on all Café consumable purchases.

These special offers are available to pre-K-12 teachers and administrators enrolled in the free Barnes & Noble Educator Discount program. To take advantage of these offers, educators can apply for their Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card in their local stores. The application form is available in stores or can be downloaded at BN.com.
“Barnes & Noble is pleased to continue our tradition of offering educators a special day of discounted holiday shopping on December 6,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Vice President of Business Development, Barnes & Noble, Inc. “Teachers may use the discount to purchase holiday gifts for co-workers or students, special items for their classrooms or treat themselves to something special. Teachers help make our country great by educating our children—and Barnes & Noble wants them to know they are valued and appreciated.”

Educators attending the one-day holiday shopping event can also receive information about Barnes & Noble’s 2015 My Favorite Teacher Contest, which provides middle and high school students the opportunity to tell their communities how much they appreciate their teachers by writing an essay, poem or letter about them.  Local winning teachers are recognized at an in-store event in the spring and are eligible to win prizes at the regional level.  One regional winner will be named the Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year and receive a cash prize of $5,000, with their school also receiving $5,000.  The My Favorite Teacher Contest runs from September 8, 2014, to March 1, 2015.
Educators can follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, and like Barnes & Noble on Facebook, for the latest information about upcoming events and promotions.  Fans can follow NOOK on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter to learn more about special offers and promotions.  
Educators are encouraged to visit the Store Locator (http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com) to find a Barnes & Noble location near them.

* Exclusions can be found in the Educator Program Terms and Conditions available at www.bn.com/bn-at-school. Educators must present a valid Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card to receive the discounts. See any bookseller for details. Electronics products only available in select stores.
** Limit of five devices per customer with the presentation of a valid Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card.

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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