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Barnes & Noble Gets Ready for Second Nationwide Kids’ Book Hangout™

October 1, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 1, 2018--Barnes & Noble, Inc.(NYSE:BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced its second “Kids’ Book Hangout,” a nationwide program for young readers grades 1-6 to discover and talk about books while playing fun games and activities. The first Kids’ Book Hangout brought out over 10,000 kids to stores around the country, and Barnes & Noble will host another afternoon of reading, play, and book-related giveaways, while supplies last, on Saturday, October 20, at 2 PM.

“Our first Barnes & Noble Kids’ Book Hangout was a great success, and we can’t wait to bring young readers back to our stores around the country to explore more stories, genres, and characters,” said Stephanie Fryling, Vice President of Merchandising, Children’s Books. “This Hangout has something for kids of all interests, with graphic novels and books about friendship, adventure, and mystery.”

For its second Kids’ Book Hangout, Barnes & Noble will feature five of the hottest kids’ titles. These five titles will be 20% off in stores and online all day on October 20. Kids do not need to have read the featured books to participate. The titles are:

, by Chad Sell , by Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel , by Max Brallier , by Carl Hiaasen , by Damien Love

During the Kids’ Book Hangout, booksellers will host activities related to the books, as well as give participants book-related giveaways including exclusive bookmarks, collectible pins, and advance copies of highly-anticipated books, while supplies last.

As a special online feature, Barnes & Noble has also partnered with DOGObooks, where kids can discuss, rate, and review the selected titles. Kids and parents can visit the Kids’ Book Hangout page at DOGOBooks.com/bn to participate.

Barnes & Noble hosts the Kids’ Book Hangout seasonally, adding to the Company’s other offerings for young readers, including weekly nationwide Storytimes, and the Barnes & Noble Kids’ Club.

For more information and to sign up for the Kids’ Book Hangout, customers can visit bn.com/bnhangout, as well as join the conversation on TwitterInstagramPinterest, Snapchat (bnsnaps) and  Facebook, using the hashtag, #BNHangout.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 629 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 ( www.nook.com ) features digital books, 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 ®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble ®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers ® and Barnes & Noble.com ® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK ® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

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CONTACT: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323

Senior Vice President

Corporate Communications

mkeating@bn.com

or

Alex Ortolani, 212-633-3379

Director

Corporate Communications

aortolani@bn.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE RETAIL GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT CHILDREN PARENTING RETAIL BOOKS SPECIALTY CONSUMER FAMILY MEN

SOURCE: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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