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Barnes & Noble Announces My Cookie Story Contest to Celebrate Customers’ Most Memorable Holiday Cookie Stories and Recipes

December 4, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2018--Barnes & Noble, Inc.(NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced a special holiday cookie contest for customers to share their favorite cookie stories and recipes with Barnes & Noble and a panel of nationally-renowned chefs and bakers. To coincide with National Cookie Day today, Barnes & Noble kicked off the My Cookie Story Contest to give entrants the chance to win $5,000 and to have a version of their cookie sold during the 2019 holiday season at Barnes & Noble Cafés nationwide.

“At Barnes & Noble we love stories, which is why we’re offering customers around the country the chance to share their favorite cookie stories and recipes with us this holiday season,” said Neil Strong, Vice President of Café Operations for Barnes & Noble. “We can’t wait to hear all the great stories of special cookies shared with families and friends through the years, and one winner will have a version of their cookie featured in our Cafés next holiday season.”

Participants are asked to submit their cookie recipe along with a story of 200-words or less, explaining where their favorite recipe came from and why it’s so important to them. Submissions to My Cookie Story Contest will be accepted at Barnes & Noble stores, or online at BN.com/mycookiestory. The winning entry will get a $5,000 prize, and a version of the cookie will be featured in Barnes & Noble’s 2019 holiday menu with partner Sweet Street Desserts. The winning entry will also be showcased on Barnes & Noble’s national social media channels.

The winner will be chosen by Barnes & Noble and its panel of nationally-renowned chefs and bakers. The panel includes:

Rose Levy Beranbaum, American baker and cookbook author, including . Deb Perelman, Founder of Smitten Kitchen and cookbook author, including . Katie Workman, cookbook author and Founder of . Sandy Solmon, Founder of Sweet Street Desserts. Jason Arthur, Barnes & Noble Café Operations Communications Manager, who will be a contestant on this season of ABC’s The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition, premiering on December 6 at 9/8c PM on ABC.

For complete details and official rules, visit BN.com/mycookiestory.

Entrants can also join the conversation and follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat (bnsnaps) and Facebook, using the hashtags, #MyCookieStory and #SweetStreetOMG.

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 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 ®.

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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About Sweet Street

Sweet Street is the leading innovator in the dessert industry. The Company is owned and operated by Sandy Solmon and headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, where Sandy is also the head of research and development, leading a team of like-minded, passionate researchers and recipe developers who now bake for restaurants in over 60 countries, on every continent. Visit them at: https://www.sweetstreet.com/.

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CONTACT: Mary Ellen Keating

Senior Vice President

Corporate Communications

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

(212) 633-3323

mkeating@bn.com

Alex Ortolani

Director

Corporate Communications

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

(212) 633-3379

aortolani@bn.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT DEPARTMENT STORES OTHER ENTERTAINMENT RETAIL COMMUNICATIONS FOOD/BEVERAGE PUBLISHING SPECIALTY

SOURCE: Barnes & Noble, Inc. Barnes & Noble

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