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09/12/2016

Batman Day Is Back By Popular Demand at Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide on September 17

DC Entertainment’s Batman Day at Barnes & Noble Will Feature a Special Storytime, Coloring Stations, Trivia Tournaments and a Comic Giveaway

New York, NY – September 12, 2016 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that it will once again celebrate all things Batman at its stores nationwide on “Batman Day,” Saturday, September 17, starting at 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble is bringing back Batman Day at all of its stores due to strong customer demand and the success of last year’s event. The Barnes & Noble celebration coincides with DC Entertainment’s Batman Day, which gives fans a day-long opportunity to honor one of the world’s most popular Super Heroes and global pop-culture icons with fun activities and a special comic giveaway.

During Batman Day at Barnes & Noble customers will have the opportunity to participate in fun Batman-themed activities for all ages including a special Storytime event for kids featuring the book Bedtime for Batman written by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Ethen Beavers, a special Batman trivia tournament designed for teens & adults, and a coloring station for all ages. Customers should contact their local store or visit www.bn.com/storelocator for a full list of the activities that will take place.

To add to the excitement, customers will have the opportunity to receive a Batman #1 (Batman Day Special Edition) comic book from this year’s DC REBIRTH, written by Tom King and illustrated by David Finch, Matt Banning and Jordie Bellaire, while supplies last. In addition, the winner of the trivia tournament will win a special poster featuring art by Jim Lee (one per store).

Customers are also encouraged to browse Barnes & Noble’s vast selection of Batman-themed books, manga & graphic novels, gift products, toys, games, collectibles and so much more. For more information on this year’s Batman Day at Barnes & Noble, customers should visit BN.com/BatmanDay, ask one of the knowledgeable booksellers at their local store, or follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, and like us on Facebook.



About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 638 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

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About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.