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Barnes & Noble Announces Hank Green’s An Absolutely Remarkable Thing as Fall National Book Club Selection

August 9, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 9, 2018--Barnes & Noble, Inc.(NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced world-famous vlogger Hank Green’s debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, as this fall’s Barnes & Noble Book Club selection. Barnes & Noble is selling a special Book Club Edition of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, with an exclusive essay about the book by Hank Green, as well as a Reading Group Guide. The Bookseller will host its third free Book Club Night to discuss the novel in all of its stores on Wednesday, October 24, at 7pm. Customers can pre-order the book and sign up for the Book Club at BN.com/bnbookclub.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is the first novel by Hank Green, known for his popular YouTube channels Vlogbrothers, Crash Course and the SciShow. Green’s debut book tells the story of a young woman named April May who stumbles upon a mysterious statue that leads to her becoming an overnight celebrity before realizing she’s part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have imagined.

“Hank Green’s first novel is as fun and rollicking as it is heartfelt and thought-provoking, and we knew it would be a great Book Club selection,” said Liz Harwell, Senior Director of Merchandising at Barnes & Noble. “Hank brings the same energy, insight, and wonder to his writing as he does to his popular vlogs and performances, and we can’t wait to feel the energy in our stores when readers gather to discuss this unique and wonderful book.”

Customers can pre-order An Absolutely Remarkable Thing on BN.com, or buy it at their local Barnes & Noble when it goes on sale Tuesday, September 25. Barnes & Noble will hold its third Book Club Night on Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm. Barnes & Noble Cafés will be sampling food and beverages during the event, and each store will give away one signed copy of the book.

Last night, Barnes & Noble hosted its second book club in stores nationwide, with lively discussion of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Tyler’s , which follows the arc of a woman’s life from childhood to adulthood. The Bookseller’s first Book Club selection was Meg Wolitzer’s , a timely novel about a young woman who meets the mentor who changes her life.

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. They can also join the conversation on TwitterInstagramPinterest, Snapchat (bnsnaps) and  Facebook, using hashtag #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

Alex Ortolani, 212-633-3379

Director, Corporate Communications

aortolani@bn.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN BLOGGING CHILDREN TEENS RETAIL COMMUNICATIONS PUBLISHING SPECIALTY OTHER RETAIL CONSUMER FAMILY MEN

SOURCE: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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