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Barnes & Noble Introduces New NOOK® Just in Time for Summer

May 23, 2019
The new NOOK GlowLight Plus, available exclusively in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide on Monday, May 27. (Photo: Business Wire)

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2019--

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced the new NOOK ® GlowLight Plus ®, with the Company’s largest E-Ink TM screen to date. The waterproof NOOK GlowLight Plus has a 7.8” screen that is perfect for reading at home or on the go, 8 GB of storage space for thousands of books, and the warmth of Barnes & Noble’s “glowlight” technology for easy reading day or night. The Glowlight Plus eReader is exclusively available in stores only starting Monday, May 27, and online starting Wednesday, May 29, for just $199.99, with 10% off for Barnes & Noble Members.

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The new NOOK GlowLight Plus, available exclusively in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide on Monday, May 27. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are thrilled to bring the new NOOK GlowLight Plus to customers with our largest high-resolution E-Ink screen yet,” said Bill Wood, EVP; President, Digital at Barnes & Noble. “The waterproof, upgraded design makes reading easy, wherever you are. This new NOOK is in stores just in time for summer reading, Father’s Day, or for any book-lover that wants to experience the latest in digital reading.”

The NOOK GlowLight Plus is designed with a soft-touch finish that is easy to hold for long periods of time and page-turning buttons on both sides of the device for right or left-handed use. Barnes & Noble’s eReader lighting technology has adjustable settings for a cool white color during the day and a warmer tone at night, perfect for bedtime reading.

The NOOK GlowLight Plus’s 8 GB of storage will let readers build an extensive digital library, and a long-lasting battery will keep the eReader working for weeks on a single charge. NOOK users have a vast library of eBooks at their fingertips, including more than one million books under $4.99, with titles for viewing and purchasing on BN.com.

The new E-Ink device joins Barnes & Noble’s lineup of eReaders and tablets, all of which are complemented by the top-rated NOOK mobile app for iPhone and Android. Customers will find the new NOOK in stores on Monday, May 27, and available for purchase online starting Wednesday, May 29.

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.

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: 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 TECHNOLOGY OTHER ENTERTAINMENT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS RETAIL COMMUNICATIONS BOOKS PUBLISHING OTHER RETAIL

SOURCE: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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