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04/30/2015

Barnes & Noble to Host Special To Kill a Mockingbird Discussion Events in Celebration of the Upcoming Release of Go Set a Watchman

In-Store To Kill a Mockingbird Events Include a Book Discussion in May, a ‘Page & Screen’ Discussion in June and a Read-A-Thon in July Leading up to the Release of Harper Lee’s Newly Discovered Novel Go Set a Watchman on July 14
 
Pre-order Go Set a Watchman at Barnes & Noble Stores and BN.com Today and Stay Tuned for Additional To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman Events at Barnes & Noble in July

New York, New York – April 30, 2015 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, is inviting customers to be part of the discussion with a special To Kill a Mockingbird events series in celebration of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee and the highly anticipated July 14 release of her recently discovered novel Go Set a Watchman. The unearthing of this hidden manuscript has led to a historic literary moment – an unexpected second novel from Harper Lee – and Barnes & Noble is the place to experience everything related to both To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman.
 
On May 14, all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host a special To Kill a Mockingbird book discussion event, and on June 18 all stores will host a To Kill a Mockingbird ‘Page & Screen’ discussion. These will be followed in July with more special events to celebrate the July 14 release of Go Set a Watchman, with details to come.
 
“Barnes & Noble’s booksellers across the country are extremely excited about the launch of Go Set a Watchman and we’re inviting customers to our stores to share in that excitement through a series of events running from now until its release in July,” said Mary Amicucci, Vice President, Adult Trade and Children’s Books at Barnes & Noble. “This is a unique and unexpected event and our goal is to generate conversation about Harper Lee’s exceptional work and provide everything our customers need to be a part of this special moment.”
 
To Kill a Mockingbird Book Discussion
On Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m., customers are invited to their local Barnes & Noble store to discuss this award-winning, beloved novel. First-time readers, re-readers, families reading together and customers of all ages are invited to attend this dynamic book discussion about one of the most-read books in America. For more information visit BN.com/storelocator or ask a bookseller at any Barnes & Noble store.
 
To Kill a Mockingbird Page & Screen Discussion
On Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m., customers are invited to their local Barnes & Noble store to join a lively discussion comparing this acclaimed novel and its screen version. Customers can discuss their favorite parts of the book, scenes from the movie, famous quotes, favorite characters, and more. For more information, visit BN.com/storelocator or ask a bookseller at any Barnes & Noble store.
 
July To Kill a Mockingbird Events
Barnes & Noble will also host a To Kill a Mockingbird Read-A-Thon in all stores on Monday, July 13.  From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. the book will be read from start to finish and will feature a variety of readers from the community including educators, customers, booksellers, local authors and celebrities. Customers should contact their local store for details on how to participate as a reader. More information on the July events will be announced in the coming weeks; follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, and like Barnes & Noble on Facebook, for the latest on upcoming events and promotions.
 
Pre-order Go Set a Watchman
Customers can pre-order Go Set a Watchman discounted at 40% off for Members and 30% off for non-Members at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online at BN.com for 40% off. Go Set a Watchman is also available to pre-order on NOOK® devices and the Free NOOK Reading App™; for more information visit NOOK.com.
 
To Kill a Mockingbird on DVD and Blu-ray
In addition to picking up a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird and pre-ordering Go Set a Watchman, customers can purchase the DVD or Blu-ray of the Academy Award-winning screen adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird at Barnes & Noble. Available both in-store and online at BN.com, this 1962 movie classic stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and won Oscars for Best Actor (Peck), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Art Direction. The screen adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is also available digitally through NOOK Video™, visit NOOK.com for more information.
 
For more information on everything related to Go Set a Watchman or To Kill a Mockingbird, visit www.BN.com/HarperLee or speak to a bookseller at any Barnes & Noble location.

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