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Barnes & Noble Announces Michelle Obama’s Becoming Has the Most Pre-Orders of Any Adult Book in Over Three Years

November 12, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 12, 2018--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced that Michelle Obama’s Becoming has sold the most pre-orders of an adult book since Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, which was published in July 2015 and went on to post the largest first-day sales for adult fiction in Company history.

“We’ve already seen tremendous demand for Becoming before it has even hit the shelves,” said Liz Harwell, Senior Director of Merchandising, Trade Books at Barnes & Noble. “Our stores across the country are ready for huge demand tomorrow for what will likely be the biggest book of the season during what has been a blockbuster publishing calendar.”

Obama’s Becoming is available for pre-order on BN.com, and will be on sale online and in Barnes & Noble stores across the country tomorrow, including the option for customers to Buy Online, Pick up in Store.

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 ®.

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CONTACT: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Mary Ellen Keating

Senior Vice President

Corporate Communications

(212) 633-3323

mkeating@bn.com

or

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Alex Ortolani

Director

Corporate Communications

(212) 633-3379

aortolani@bn.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN OTHER CONSUMER ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE RETAIL GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT RETAIL COMMUNICATIONS BOOKS PUBLISHING SPECIALTY CONSUMER MEN

SOURCE: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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