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Barnes & Noble Announces Second Annual Signed Editions Offering with Over a Half-Million Books Signed by More Than 120 Acclaimed Authors

All Barnes & Noble Stores to Feature Limited Quantities of Autographed Books by Ree Drummond, Diana Gabaldon, Mindy Kaling, Khloe Kardashian, David McCullough, Tyler Oakley, Ransom Riggs, Rick Riordan, Brandon Stanton and Many More

Special Behind-the-Scenes Photos and Videos Available on BN.com Featuring Authors Including Mitch Albom, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Jeff Kinney, Bill Nye, Ann Romney and More

New York, New York – November 9, 2015 – There’s no discovery more exhilarating to a booklover than finding a favorite author’s hand-signed signature inside a beloved book. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller, is bringing back its popular Signed Editions program (www.BN.com/SignedEditions), offering customers nationwide autographed copies of books from over 120 acclaimed authors. With over 500,000 books available – the largest ever offering of its kind – representing a wide variety of genres and subject matters, customers will have the opportunity to purchase these coveted editions in stores only beginning on Black Friday, November 27, through the holiday season, while supplies last.

“For the second year in a row, a huge array of authors have demonstrated incredible enthusiasm for participating in Barnes & Noble’s Signed Editions program, and we are thrilled to be bringing back this one-of-a-kind offering on Black Friday,” said Jaime Carey, Chief Operating Officer at Barnes & Noble. “There’s a creative gift awaiting everyone at Barnes & Noble stores and shoppers can delight the readers on their list with a truly meaningful gift – a book made special with a favorite author’s signature.”

The authors who personally signed thousands of copies of their books include:

Award-Winning Authors
Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See), National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick (In the Heart of the Sea), and Caldecott Medal for U.S. Picture Book Illustration winner Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret)

Admired Authors, Enduring Works
Worldwide bestsellers Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist) and Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner), and pioneer of teen fiction S.E. Hinton (The Outsiders)

Bestselling Fiction Authors
Chris Colfer (The Land of Stories series), Jan Karon (Come Rain or Come Shine), Gregory Maguire (After Alice), and Brandon Sanderson (Steelheart, B&N Exclusive Edition)

Bestselling Mystery & Thriller Authors
David Baldacci (The Guilty), Michael Connelly (The Crossing), and Elizabeth George (A Banquet of Consequences)

Favorite Authors from Page to Screen
Bestselling authors Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Veronica Roth (Allegiant Collector’s Edition), and Andy Weir (The Martian)

Fascinating Celebrities
Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore (Wildflower), supermodel Christie Brinkley (Timeless Beauty), and comic talents David Spade (Almost Interesting) and Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships)

Internet Sensations
Connor Franta (Work in Progress, B&N Exclusive Hardcover Edition), Dan Howell and Phil Lester (The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: the World of Dan & Phil), and Brandon Stanton (Humans of New York Stories)

Celebrated Chefs
Food Network favorites Ina Garten (Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook), Bobby Flay (Brunch at Bobby’s), and Giada De Laurentiis (Happy Cooking: Giada’s Recipes and Tips for Making Every Meal Count… Without Stressing You Out)

Masters of Business & Money
Renowned businessman and philanthropist Charles G. Koch (Good Profit) and motivational speaker and personal finance instructor Tony Robbins (MONEY Master the Game)

Music Legends
Award-winning musician John Fogerty (Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music), actress and Riot Grrrl Carrie Brownstein (Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl), punk poet laureate Patti Smith (M Train), legendary rocker Elvis Costello (Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink) and Grammy winner Jewel (Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story)

Sports Heroes
Legendary NFL wide receiver Jerry Rice (50 Years, 50 Moments: The Plays That Made Super Bowl History), soccer star Tim Howard (The Keeper: The Unguarded Story of Tim Howard (Young Readers’ Edition), and NBA superstar Jalen Rose (Got to Give the People What They Want)

Bestselling Authors Who Motivate & Inspire
Elizabeth Gilbert (Big Magic), Joel Osteen (The Power of I Am), and Ann Romney (In This Together)

Favorite Authors on Politics & Culture
Current presidential contender Ben Carson (More Perfect Union), popular science educator Bill Nye (Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World), and women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem (My Life on the Road)

Powerful Narratives from Top Historians
David McCullough (The Wright Brothers), Jon Meacham (Destiny & Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush), and Stacy Schiff (The Witches: Salem, 1692)

Bestselling Authors of Children’s Picture Books
Award winner Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition), celebrity B. J. Novak (The Book With No Pictures), and bestseller Brad Meltzer (I am Abraham Lincoln)

To view the complete list of participating authors and Signed Editions available beginning on Black Friday, November 27, please visit www.BN.com/SignedEditions.

Behind the Scenes and More Surprises
Customers who have wondered what it’s like for an author to sign thousands of books can visit www.BN.com/SignedEditions to check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and videos of authors signing. In addition, customers can view personal video messages from the authors. The featured behind-the-scenes authors are:

  • Mitch Albom (The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto)
  • Lorenzo Carcaterra (The Wolf)
  • Jeff Kinney (Old School Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #10)
  • Tom Lichtenheld (I Wish You More, co-created with Amy Krouse Rosenthal)
  • Bill Nye (Unstoppable
  • Rick Riordan (The Sword of Summer Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series #1)
  • Ann Romney (In This Together)
  • Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret)
  • Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born)
  • Kristina Webb (Color Me Creative: Unlock Your Imagination

Barnes & Noble customers will also discover some very special extras while shopping Signed Editions. New Zealand illustrator Kristina Webb spent over an hour to create a beautiful, intricate drawing inside a signed copy (Color Me Creative: Unlock Your Imagination) that will be found by one lucky customer. Children’s picture book author Nancy Tillman personalized every 100th copy of her book (On the Night You Were Born) with affirmations and illustrations. Bestselling crime author Lorenzo Carcaterra (The Wolf) wrote a special note in a dozen of the thousands of books he signed for customers to find at Barnes & Noble.

All told, participating Signed Editions authors each signed close to 4,500 books, averaging 12 hours’ worth of signing at a rate of 400 books per hour, and used over 3,150 pens in total. Visit www.BN.com/SignedEditions and search #BNSignedEditions on social media for more behind-the-scenes footage in the coming weeks.

Pricing and Availability
Barnes & Noble Members save 40 percent off hardcover bestsellers (including Signed Editions of current hardcover bestsellers) and 10 percent off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the year. All Signed Editions will be featured on a special front-of-store display when customers walk through the doors of their local Barnes & Noble on Black Friday. For more information on the Signed Editions program, customers can visit BN.com/SignedEditions. Customers can also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #BNSignedEditions to share recommendations, photos, wishlists and more.

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