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Contact: Carolyn J. Brown, Director
Corporate Communications, Barnes & Noble, Inc.    
(212) 633-4062

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Andy Milevoj, Manager
Investor Relations, Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3489


Barnes & Noble Announces Investor Presentation Webcast

New York, NY (February 8, 2006)-- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, today announced the company will host an investor presentation at the Deutsche Bank Small Cap Growth Conference on Thursday, February 16, 2006, at 8:00 am Eastern. 

This presentation is being webcast and can be accessed at Barnes & Noble, Inc.'s investor relations web page at www.barnesandnobleinc.com/webcasts.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 824 bookstores in 50 states. For the fourth year in a row, the company is the nation's top retail brand for quality, according to the EquiTrend Brand Study by Harris Interactive. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites and the number one online bookseller for quality among e-commerce companies, according to the latest EquiTrend survey.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate Web site: http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com.