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Barnes & Noble Announces Family Traditions for the Holiday Season

Free Children’s Storytimes Will Help Kids Explore Their Imaginations and Celebrate The Season

New York, NY – November 24, 2015 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced its lineup of holiday traditions for the family—free Storytime events for children and families, all designed to celebrate the joy of reading and the magic of the holiday season.
This month-long series of events kicks off with the Scout Elf Return Boot Camp on Saturday, November 28, at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. To celebrate The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, Barnes & Noble stores will host a special Boot Camp featuring crafts and activities children and families can do to prepare for a holiday season full of fun with their Scout Elf! Customers are encouraged to take pictures and post to their personal social media sites using the hashtag #BNElfBootCamp.

The Polar Express Pajama Party Storytime – On Friday, December 4, at 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble stores nationwide invite customers to come aboard the Polar Express to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the beloved classic. Join us for a pajama party Storytime with activities and tons of fun!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Storytime – On Saturday, December 5, at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host a special Storytime celebrating all things Grinch. Coloring and activities round out the fun. 
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Storytime – On Saturday, December 12, at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will feature an event celebrating patience and friendship. In Waiting Is Not Easy!, Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, but he is going to have to wait for it. And wait. And wait some more... In the end Gerald discovers the surprise was worth waiting for! Activities will round out the fun.
How to Catch Santa Storytime – On Saturday, December 19, at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble stores celebrate the newest story from the creators of How to Babysit a Grandpa and How to Babysit a Grandma. This hilarious and charming holiday story is filled with advice for aspiring Santa-Catchers! Join us for a jolly How to Catch Santa Storytime for the whole family to enjoy! Coloring and activities to follow.

Special Offers: Customers can purchase How to Catch Santa at the special price of only $7.99 (regularly priced $17.99) and Little Blue Truck’s Christmas for the special price of $7.99 (regularly priced $14.99). These offers end on December 25 or while supplies last.

Additionally, through December 28, customers can buy two Little Golden Books or Dr. Seuss books and get the third free (excluding What Pet Should I Get? and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, regular edition). This offer applies to titles on this fixture only and to titles of equal or lesser value.

During all Barnes & Noble Storytime readings and activities, parents and guardians are encouraged to take pictures and post to their personal social media sites using the hashtag #BNStorytime.

Many stories shared during Barnes & Noble Storytimes may be read on NOOK® by Samsung, a full-featured Android tablet that combines Samsung’s leading technology and NOOK’s extraordinary content and reading experience.
Barnes & Noble Storytimes are free and open to the public. All events are subject to change. Customers should visit www.bn.com/storelocator for more information about events at their local store.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 647 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 features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com) and UK (www.nook.co.uk), plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, 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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