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Barnes & Noble Announces Anne Tyler’s Clock Dance as Second National Book Club Selection

June 11, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 11, 2018--Barnes & Noble, Inc.(NYSE:BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Tyler’s Clock Dance as the second selection for the Barnes & Noble Book Club, a national book club designed to bring readers in communities across the country together to discuss some of the greatest books being published. Barnes & Noble will be selling a special Exclusive Book Club Edition of Clock Dance as well as hosting a free Book Club Night to discuss the novel in stores across the country on Wednesday, August 8, from 7pm-8pm. Customers can pre-order the book and sign up for the Book Club in their local store and online at BN.com/bnbookclub.

Clock Dance, Barnes & Noble’s Summer Book Club selection, is the latest novel from the critically acclaimed author Anne Tyler, who is loved by readers for books including The Accidental Tourist, Breathing Lessons, and A Spool of Blue Thread. Clock Dance follows the arc of a woman’s life from childhood to adulthood, and is filled with wonderful characters and surprising twists that readers will want to discuss with other readers.

“We are thrilled to name Anne Tyler’s Clock Dance as our next selection for the Barnes & Noble Book Club,” said Liz Harwell, Senior Director of Merchandising at Barnes & Noble. “Ms. Tyler is one of the most beloved and respected writers working today, and Clock Dance adds to her incredible repertoire with a story of second chances that will provide our Book Clubs across the country with plenty to talk about.”

The Barnes & Noble Book Club Exclusive Edition of Clock Dance comes with an essay by the author and a Reading Group Guide for discussion. Customers can pre-order the book now on BN.com, or buy it at their local Barnes & Noble store when it goes on sale Tuesday, July 10. Barnes & Noble Cafés will be sampling food and beverages during the event, and each store will give away one signed copy of the book.

Barnes & Noble will hold its second Book Club Night on Wednesday, August 8, from 7pm to 8pm, one month after the book goes on sale. Customers can learn more and sign up to attend the discussion at their local bookstore, or online at: BN.com/bnbookclub.

The Company’s first Book Club selection was Meg Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion, and readers from around the country gathered at their local Barnes & Noble to discuss this timely novel about a young woman who meets a mentor that changes her life. One customer said of the night, “I loved the book and had a great time!,” while another noted enjoying the “new friends and fun discussion.”

For more details on the Barnes & Noble Book Club and Book Club Night, customers can ask one of their local Barnes & Noble booksellers, or go to BN.com/bnbookclub.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 630 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 ®.

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CONTACT: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323

Senior Vice President

Corporate Communications

mkeating@bn.com

or

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Alex Ortolani, 212-633-3379

Director

Corporate Communications

aortolani@bn.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT RETAIL COMMUNICATIONS BOOKS PUBLISHING SPECIALTY OTHER RETAIL

SOURCE: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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PUB: 06/11/2018 09:00 AM/DISC: 06/11/2018 09:01 AM

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