Nook Offers Free Content With Purchase of Device for Limited Time to Juice Sales

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Barnes & Noble Announces Special NOOK® Offer for January 17-21 Only

Free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card with Online or In-Store Purchase of NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+ Using a MasterCard® Card

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced a special savings offer on the critically acclaimed NOOK HD and NOOK HD+. Starting on Thursday, January 17, through Monday, January 21, customers who purchase NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ online at www.nook.com or at any of the nearly 700 Barnes & Noble stores nationwide using a MasterCard® card will receive a free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, while supplies last. NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are the perfect 7- and 9-inch tablets for reading, watching movies and TV shows, accessing email, Web browsing, and enjoying a wide variety of today’s most popular apps.

With the highest resolution 7-inch display, reading and entertainment content looks better than ever on NOOK HD.  At only 11.1 ounces (315 grams) and just 5-inches wide, NOOK HD fits beautifully in the hand, and is more than 20 percent lighter and nearly a half-inch narrower than Kindle Fire HD, so customers will want to take it everywhere. The world’s most exceptional 7-inch reading and entertainment tablet is available in two colors, “Snow” and “Smoke,” starting at just $199 (8GB) and $229 (16GB), and is now an even better value with a free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card when you purchase with a MasterCard card at www.nook.com, or in-store at Barnes & Noble, between January 17 and January 21.

For those who want to enjoy reading and entertainment on a larger scale, NOOK HD+ offers a must-see full HD 9-inch display for up to 1080p for movies, magazines and more. The fully laminated display reduces glare and provides excellent viewing angles, perfect for personal or shared viewing. At only 18.2 ounces (515 grams), NOOK HD+ is the lightest full HD tablet ever invented. Offered in the color “Slate,” and featuring great battery life and expandable memory for even more storage, NOOK HD+ is available for $269 (16GB) and $299 (32GB), and is now an even greater value with a free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card when you purchase with a MasterCard card at www.nook.com, or in-store at Barnes & Noble, between January 17 and January 21.

Both NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ deliver unparalleled experiences in the areas that tablet owners use most: reading, movies and TV shows, Web, email and apps. The reading experience is unmatched, offering beautifully rendered text, magazines in spectacular HD and lightning fast page turns. NOOK Video delivers a growing and diverse catalog of favorite standard and HD movies and TV shows rendered in spectacular color and stunning definition from major studios and content providers including NBCUniversal and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The Web browser in NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ is super-fast, making it simple and smooth to surf favorite sites. The built-in email app offers an easy-to-use, clean format that supports a host of popular personal and work-related email services including Gmail and Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync. NOOK Apps includes all the most popular and bestselling top 100 app titles for tablets available anywhere, including Angry Birds, Temple Run: Brave and Words with Friends.

Customers can visit www.nook.com or visit the NOOK Digital Shops™ and displays in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores for more information. Barnes & Noble offers Always Free NOOK Support in all of its neighborhood bookstores, with more than 35,000 NOOKsellers across the country ready to assist customers with setting up their NOOK devices or choosing their next great read.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The company operates 689 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets.  The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store™ (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 674 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.  Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company’s corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

NOOK®, NOOK Store™, NOOK Video™, NOOK Video Apps™ are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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About NOOK Media LLC
NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to read what you love, anywhere you like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store™ of more than 3 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through free NOOK Reading Apps™ and NOOK Video apps, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps. NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.nook.com, as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the United Kingdom through www.nook.co.uk and leading retailers.

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