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05/06/2015

Barnes & Noble to Host a Special To Kill a Mockingbird Book Discussion Event on May 14 in Celebration of the Upcoming Release of Go Set a Watchman

Pre-order Go Set a Watchman at Barnes & Noble Stores and BN.com Today and Enjoy Additional To Kill a Mockingbird Events at Barnes & Noble in June and July

New York, New York – May 6, 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 take part in a special To Kill a Mockingbird Book Discussion event at all stores nationwide on Thursday, May 14. The first in a series of events at Barnes & Noble in celebration of the highly anticipated July 14 release of Go Set a Watchman, this will be a dynamic book discussion about one of the most-read books in America, To Kill a Mockingbird. First-time readers, re-readers, families reading together and customers of all ages are invited to attend the event, which starts at 7 p.m. For more information visit BN.com/storelocator or ask a bookseller at any Barnes & Noble store.
 
“We are excited to welcome our customers on May 14 for what should be a riveting discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the most beloved and widely read books in America,” said Mary Amicucci, Vice President, Adult Trade and Children’s Books at Barnes & Noble. “This is the first event in a series that’s designed to generate conversation about Harper Lee’s exceptional work and build excitement for the fast-approaching release of Go Set a Watchman.”
 
The To Kill a Mockingbird event series continues on June 18 when Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host a To Kill a Mockingbird ‘Page & Screen’ discussion. This will be followed on July 13 with a special Read-A-Thon event on the eve of the July 14 release of Go Set a Watchman.
 
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 of this acclaimed novel and its screen adaptation. 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.
 
To Kill a Mockingbird Read-A-Thon
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, and can follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, and like Barnes & Noble on Facebook, for the latest on all upcoming events and promotions.
 
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.
 
In addition to pre-ordering Go Set a Watchman and picking up a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird, 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 To Kill a Mockingbird or Go Set a Watchman, visit www.BN.com/HarperLee or speak to a bookseller at any Barnes & Noble location.



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