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Barnes & Noble Announces April Lineup of Free Children’s Storytimes

Highlights Include the I Wish You More Storytime, the Picture Book of the Month Celebrating the Joy of Endless Good Wishes

New York, NY – March 25, 2015 – 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 April 2015 lineup of free Storytime events for children and families, all designed to celebrate the joy of reading.

The month kicks off with the I Wish You More Storytime on Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m.  The Barnes & Noble Picture Book of the Month selection, the company’s choice of the most engaging and entertaining stories, features Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld’s picture book in April. Whether celebrating life's joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age.

Activities and a social media giveaway, sponsored by Chronicle Books, are part of the fun. To participate in the #IWishYouMore Twitter Giveaway, customers can simply fill in the blanks and tweet “#IWishYouMore (blank) than (blank)” with hashtags #BNStorytime & #IWishYouMore. Three winners, selected by April 13, will have their tweets illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. Winners will be announced on Chronicle’s social media channels and the Lichtenheld illustrations will be mailed to the winners’ homes. 

Fans of the book can meet author Amy Krouse Rosenthal for a special Storytime at the Barnes & Noble store located at 1441 West Webster Avenue in Chicago, IL, on April 11, at 11 a.m. For more information, please contact Edwin Tucker, Community Business Development Manager, at (773) 871-3825. 

Fans of the book can also meet illustrator Tom Lichtenheld, the special guest during the event at the Barnes & Noble store in Geneva, IL, located at 102 Commons Drive, on April 11, at 11 a.m. For more information, please contact Kimberly Luthin, Community Business Development Manager, at (630) 232-6393. 

Aqualicious Storytime - On Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble stores will feature Aqualicious by Victoria Kann. Fun in the sun becomes an Aqualicious adventure when Pinkalicious meets a miniature mermaid in the Number 1 New York Times bestselling author’s latest picture book.  Activity sheets, stickers and washable tattoos (safety-compliant) round out the fun at the event.

What Do You Do With an Idea? Storytime - On Saturday, May 2, at 11:00 a.m. at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, What Do You Do With an Idea? will be the featured book at the Storytime.   Kobi Yamada's story, touchingly illustrated by Mae Besom, reminds us that our ideas can change the world. Additionally, from April 7 to May 18, while supplies last, Barnes & Noble will offer the picture book What Do You Do with an Idea? at the special price of only $7.99 with the purchase of any children’s book.

Barnes & Noble Storytimes are free and open to the public. All events are subject to change. Customers should visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator (www.bn.com/storelocator) for more information about events at their local store.  During all Barnes & Noble Storytime readings and activities, parents and guardians are encouraged to take pictures and post to their personal social media sites using the hashtag #BNStorytime.

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