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Barnes & Noble to Host a Special To Kill a Mockingbird Page & Screen Discussion on June 18 in Celebration of the Upcoming Release of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman Reached No. 1 on the BN.com Bestseller List within Hours of Being Announced in February and Has Stayed in the Top 10 with Strong Pre-orders
Customers Across the Country Can Still Pre-order Online, In-Store and on NOOK® Today or Visit Any Barnes & Noble Store on July 14 to Pick up Their Copy

New York, New York – June 10, 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 Page & Screen discussion event at all stores nationwide on Thursday, June 18. The second in a series of events at all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide being held in celebration of the highly anticipated July 14 release of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, customers are invited to join a lively discussion about the acclaimed novel and its award-winning screen adaptation. Participants can discuss their favorite parts of the book, scenes from the movie, famous quotes, favorite characters, and more. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at all Barnes & Noble stores; for more information visit BN.com/storelocator or ask a bookseller.
“Helped by our unique series of customer events, excitement is building at Barnes & Noble for Go Set a Watchman and we are still seeing strong pre-orders of the book in-store and online,” said Mary Amicucci, Vice President, Adult Trade and Children’s Books at Barnes & Noble. “We expect this to be the number one book when it lands in July, and for this book we have placed one of the largest initial store orders of any adult trade book in Barnes & Noble history.”
Customers can still 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 Read-A-Thon
Barnes & Noble’s series of customer events to celebrate the release of Go Set a Watchman will continue on Monday, July 13, when all stores nationwide will host a special To Kill a Mockingbird Read-A-Thon. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., customers are invited to their local store to prepare for the release of Go Set a Watchman by reading excerpts, favorite quotes, passages and chapters from To Kill a Mockingbird. The Read-A-Thon 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 this event and for more information on how to participate as a reader.
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™ (www.nook.com).
For more information on everything related to To Kill a Mockingbird or Go Set a Watchman, visit www.BN.com/HarperLee, speak to a bookseller at any Barnes & Noble location, or follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, and like Barnes & Noble on Facebook.

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