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Barnes & Noble Has Smart Gifts for Graduates of All Ages

Highlights Include Exclusive Edition of Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Must-Read Books, Inspirational Journals, the Hottest DVD and Blu-ray Titles, and More

New York, NY – May 19, 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  smart gift ideas for Graduates of all ages. From an exclusive edition of Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, to exclusive messenger bags and totes available in several different stylish designs, and 30% off a selection of popular DVDs and Blu-ray, Barnes & Noble has all the best gifts at amazing values to help Graduates celebrate their accomplishment. And, of course, a Barnes & Noble Gift Card is always the perfect gift, allowing Grads to choose from a wide selection of bestselling books, NOOK content, DVDs, music, gift items, plus unbeatable bargains.
Books Make the Best Gifts for Grads
Barnes & Noble has all the must-have books for Grads, including inspirational stories like Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson, What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Besom and The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Plus, available exclusively at Barnes & Noble, a special keepsake edition of Dr. Seuss’ wonderfully wise graduation speech, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!. The Barnes & Noble exclusive edition includes eight extra pages designed to be personalized with photographs, signatures, advice from teachers, friends and family, plus notes about dreams for the future. The inside back cover also has a sturdy pocket for storing mementos.
Other great books for grads include Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling, The Wright Brothers by David McCullough, The Road to Character by David Brooks and Real Simple Guide to Real Life: Adulthood Made Easy by The Editors of Real Simple 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 also pre-order Go Set a Watchman, the unexpected second novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee (publication date 7/14), 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.
NOOK® Books for Grads at Incredible Values
Starting May 27 and lasting until June 1, select NOOK Books for Grads are available for an amazing offer of up to 70% off including INSTINCT for Graduates by T. D. Jakes, Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown and The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. Other included titles Grads will love are This is Water by David Foster Wallace, Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling and more. For a full list of titles, customers can visit nook.com/graduation starting on May 27. 
Inspirational Gifts That Grads Will Love
Barnes & Noble offers a beautiful selection of thoughtful gifts for Grads including exclusive messenger bags and totes made of durable cotton canvas in a range of useful styles, as well as exclusive matching pen and mechanical pencil sets featuring beautiful designs and packaged in charming gift boxes.
With more than 200 styles of Moleskine notebooks and journals, boasting bold colors, classic designs and several limited-edition looks, Barnes & Noble offers the largest selection to meet every Grad’s journaling needs.  Barnes & Noble also has a special assortment of more than 50 journals and bookmarks featuring inspirational themes perfect for Grads, including Knock Knock’s clever Inner Truth series and Fill-in-the-Blank mini gift books, filled with spirited prompts and candid quotes. The Oh, the Places You’ll Go! journals and drinkware will give Grads the opportunity to bring motivational quotes with them everywhere they go.
Barnes & Noble’s leading assortment of Specialty Games, Hobbies & Collectibles will keep Grads engaged in smart, fun ways this summer. The selection includes high-quality items like the MiniDrone Rolling Spider by Parrot®, which uses Bluetooth Smart technology to let users control it as it weaves through the air and shows off its acrobatic moves, as well as the brick model set by LEGO® Architecture, which allows users to build a detailed model of the Flatiron Building, the most striking of New York’s earliest skyscrapers. Barnes & Noble also offers a fabulous assortment of games including the 300 11.5 Gram Poker Chip Set in an aluminum case by Wood Expressions, Inc. and Quoridor by Gigamic, a must among strategy games. 
Fantastic Titles for Grads on DVD and Blu-ray
Barnes & Noble has all of the best DVD and Blu-ray titles for Grads at excellent values, with 30% off select titles including Outlander (Season 1, Volume 1), Selma and Interstellar. Other great titles for Grads available at Barnes & Noble include Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey box set, the Star Wars Trilogy episodes 4-6 and the Jurassic Park collection. Barnes & Noble also offers an assortment of vinyl titles that Grads will love including the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, Sound & Color (by the Alabama Shakes) and Beatles’ albums including Abbey Road, 1, and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Delicious Café Treats for Grads
A delicious treat makes the perfect addition to any Graduation gift, and Barnes & Noble is offering the Godiva® 4 pc. Gold Ballotin for $5 with the purchase of a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card from June 1 until July 31. During this same period, all large Godiva chocolate bars are buy 2 get 1 free, including the new Blood Orange bar.
Barnes & Noble Gift Cards Make Great Gifts for Grads
Available in several different designs, a Barnes & Noble Gift Card is the perfect gift for any Grad, allowing them 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 Barnes & Noble 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.
And, since cards add a sentimental touch to any gift, Barnes & Noble is offering themed Graduation cards in several different designs from classic to modern, in-store only. For more information on any of these great products or to find other amazing gifts, visit your local Barnes & Noble store and speak with a knowledgeable bookseller, or shop online at BN.com.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
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