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Barnes & Noble Has All the Best Gifts for Mom this Mother’s Day

Must-Have Books, Stylish Gift Items, Delicious Café Treats and Popular DVD and Blu-ray Titles Available at Barnes & Noble and BN.com for Amazing Values

Give Mom the Gift of Endless Reading: 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® Available for the Incredible Low Price of $129.99, In-Store Only

New York, NY – 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, has all of the greatest gifts for Mom this Mother’s Day. Books make the perfect gift for Mom, and Barnes & Noble is the premier destination for all the biggest and best books, including The Liar by Nora Roberts, Memory Man by David Baldacci and Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Customers can also give Mom endless reading and entertainment this Mother’s Day at a great value, with the popular 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK, available for the low price of only $129.99, in-store only. More exciting offers include 30% off select candles and scents, 50% off a select list of DVD and Blu-ray titles and a special assortment of vinyl and CDs that Mom will love. And, of course, a Barnes & Noble Gift Card is always an excellent gift for Mom, allowing her to choose from a wide selection of bestselling books, NOOK content, DVDs, music, gift items including exclusive home décor and stylish accessories, plus unbeatable bargains.

Books Make the Perfect Gift for Mom
Barnes & Noble has the best books for Mom this Mother’s Day, including must-read fiction like A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (publication date 5/5), At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen, Emma by Alexander McCall Smith, God Help the Child by Toni Morrison and Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo,  as well as books about inspirational women like Hope: A Memoir of Survival by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, Out Came the Sun by Mariel Hemingway, The Book of Joan by Melissa Rivers, Unforgettable by Scott Simon and Delta Jewels by Alysia Burton Steele.

Mom will love Barnes & Noble’s selection of books to help her live her best life, including The Power Playbook by La La Anthony (publication date 5/5), Brain Maker by David Perlmutter and O’s Little Book of Happiness by The Editors of O, The Oprah Magazine. And, as always, Barnes & Noble Members will receive a special 40% off discount and Non-Members will receive a 30% off discount on hardcover bestsellers in-store every day. Customers can visit their local Barnes & Noble store, BN.com or NOOK.com for more gift recommendations and to purchase and pre-order the latest print and digital books at unbeatable values.

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.

Give Mom the Gift of Endless Reading and Entertainment with the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
The 7-inch Samsung NOOK is available for the incredible low price of only $129.99, in-store only, from Sunday, May 3, through Saturday, May 16. This device is an excellent value for customers seeking to give Mom the best of both worlds: a full-featured Android tablet optimized for reading and entertainment.

Gifts for the Home That Mom Will Love
Barnes & Noble offers a beautiful selection of thoughtful gifts for Mom at amazing values, including colorful stationery, fragrant candles and soaps and stylish home décor, with a special offer of 30% off select candles and scents.

The Provence Collection will transport Mom to France with exclusive pillows, totes and stationery. Lavender and rosemary scented candles and soaps from Michel Design Works are a wonderful complement and provide the essence of Provence. And since flowers always make a great gift for Mom, customers will find an excellent Mother’s Day gift from Barnes & Noble’s exclusive Fresh Flowers Collection that includes exquisite watercolor flower-themed totes, scarves, journals, drinkware, a gardening tool set and more.

With the most expansive selection of journals found in any store, featuring more than 600 in its assortment, Barnes & Noble has styles available for all Mom’s journaling and creative needs: decorative, inspirational, sketchbook styles  and much more.

Barnes & Noble’s leading assortment of Specialty Games, Hobbies & Collectibles features a fabulous assortment of cards and dice games including the stylish theory11 Artisan Luxury Edition Box playing card set and those designed by Tenzi™ that will bring fun to the whole family, and our Chess and Checkers Ridley's Games Room from Wild & Wolf that has a retro feel with an exciting modern twist making it a contemporary classic. Barnes & Noble also offers a wide variety of beautiful puzzles that will keep Mom and the rest of the family engaged and entertained this Mother’s Day: The Ravensburger® Garden Birds Puzzle for Moms who love animals, the Cinque Terre Puzzle for Moms who love sightseeing and the Starry Night Puzzle for Moms who love art.

Barnes & Noble has beautiful Mother’s Day greeting cards with a wide variety of captions expressing different sentiments, from humorous to touching. Through Mother’s Day, customers can buy 3 greeting cards and get the 4th free to honor all the Moms in their lives. Customers can also make gift-giving extra special this year by presenting one of Barnes & Noble’s exclusive Cotton Canvas Gingham Floral Totes, available in four colors, for the amazing value of only $12.95 with the purchase of any item in-store or online.

Elegant Chocolates, Coffee and Treats from the Barnes & Noble Café
The Barnes & Noble Café has a wonderful assortment of delicious treats that will satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth this Mother’s Day, starting with new, fun and brightly packaged Godiva® Smoothie and Sorbet Truffle Flights. Godiva® bags of individually wrapped truffles are all 2 for $15.00, including the new Mint Chocolate Chip Dessert Truffles. The Barnes & Noble Café is also offering cheesecakes from The Dream Factory® by The Cheesecake Factory Bakery®, perfect for any Mother’s Day celebration, for only $40.00 each. These delicious cheesecakes are pre-sliced, with 14 generous slices and can be pre-ordered.

Other Café treats offered at a great value for Mom include Starbucks® fresh roasted coffees starting at only $11.95, Harney & Son’s Royal Teas created by invitation of the Queen starting at $10.95, and this seasons Harry & David’s selection beautifully packaged and starting at $9.95.

Fantastic Offers on the Best of DVD and Blu-ray
Barnes & Noble has all of the best Mother’s Day DVD and Blu-ray titles available for 50% off, including Downton Abbey (Season 5), Outlander (Season 1, Volume 1), Gone Girl, and more. Barnes & Noble also offers a special assortment of vinyl and CDs that Mom will love, including popular titles like Wallflower by Diana Krall and Nostalgia by Annie Lennox.

Barnes & Noble Gift Cards
A Barnes & Noble Gift Card is a great gift for Mom, allowing her to choose from a wide selection of bestselling books, NOOK content, DVDs, music, gift items including exclusive home décor and stylish accessories, plus unbeatable bargains. Customers can redeem gift cards at Barnes & Noble stores and online at BN.com, and gift cards are also redeemable for the entire line of NOOK eReaders and tablets, including the popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK.

Member Program Adds Extra Value
For even greater value, customers are invited to join the Barnes & Noble Member program, which gives Members 40% off the list price of all hardcover bestsellers in-store every day and 10% off the B&N price of virtually everything else in-store throughout the year. Members also benefit from free express shipping on all online purchases at BN.com and receive exclusive savings offers throughout the year. The annual fee is only $25. 

For more information on any of these great products or to find other amazing gifts this Mother’s Day, visit your local Barnes & Noble store and speak with a knowledgeable bookseller, or shop online at BN.com.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 649 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). 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 717 bookstores serving over five million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States.
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