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Barnes & Noble Announces Sarah Blake’s The Guest Book as May 2019 National Book Club Selection

May 7, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2019--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced The Guest Book by Sarah Blake as the May 2019 selection for the Barnes & Noble Book Club, a monthly book club designed to bring readers in communities across the country together to discuss the most compelling books. Barnes & Noble is selling a special Exclusive Book Club Edition of The Guest Book as well as hosting a free Book Club night for customers to discuss the novel in stores across the country on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 PM local time. Customers can buy the book starting today and sign up for the Book Club in their local store or online at BN.com.

“We’re so excited to name Sarah Blake’s riveting, multi-generational novel The Guest Book as our May Book Club Selection,” said Liz Harwell, Senior Director of Merchandising, Trade Books at Barnes & Noble. “This ambitious and timely work will make for compelling discussion in our stores, and Sarah Blake’s exclusive essay for Barnes & Noble will give readers insight into what motivated her to tell the story of this distinctly American family.”

In Sarah Blake’s The Guest Book, an American family navigates a rapidly changing world in an unforgettable story of secrets and betrayals, loyalty and legacy. The B&N Exclusive Edition of The Guest Book contains a special Reading Group Guide, and a behind-the-scenes essay from Sarah Blake. Customers can buy the book now on BN.com, or at their local Barnes & Noble.

Barnes & Noble will hold Book Club discussions on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 PM, about one month after the book goes on sale. Customers can sign up to attend the discussion online at: BN.com/bnbookclub.

Previous Barnes & Noble Book Club selections include: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, Clock Dance by Anne Tyler, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict, The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin, The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See, and Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly.

For more details, customers can ask one of their local, knowledgeable Barnes & Noble booksellers, or check the Barnes & Noble Store Locator for event information. 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 627 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.

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CONTACT: Mary Ellen Keating

Senior Vice President

Corporate Communications

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

(212) 633-3323

mkeating@bn.comAlex Ortolani

Director

Corporate Communications

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

(212) 633-3379

aortolani@bn.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRITY GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT RETAIL BOOKS SPECIALTY OTHER RETAIL

SOURCE: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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