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Mary Ellen Keating
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Barnes & Noble Celebrates Pre-K-12 Teachers & Administrators During Educator Appreciation Days, January 9-17, with a Special Sweepstakes, Discounts and Events

Educators Can Enter to Win a Maker Space for Their School, Featuring the Leading Products in Technology to Teach Students the Valuable Skills of Coding, 3D Printing, and More
Fantastic Offers Include a 25% Discount on Most Merchandise and 10% off Tech Tools & All NOOK® Tablets and eReaders, Including the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK® and the New NOOK GlowLight Plus™

New York, NY – January 6, 2016 – To celebrate pre-K-12 educators and administrators, Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, will celebrate Educator Appreciation Days from Saturday, January 9, through Sunday, January 17.
During Educator Appreciation Days, Barnes & Noble will offer a special sweepstakes in which educators can enter to win a Maker Space for their school, featuring some of the leading products in technology today, including the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer from XYZprinting, Ozobot Classroom Kit, Raspberry Pi Kit, littleBits Deluxe Kit, Electronic Snap Circuits from ELENCO and Extraordinaires® Design Studio PRO. Maker Space prizes will help educators teach students the valuable skills of coding and 3D printing, while giving students the opportunity to gain hands-on learning experiences in the art of designing, handcrafting and constructing.
The sweepstakes winner will also receive books that teach how to use technology in the spirit of collaboration, cooperative learning and teamwork. The book prize package includes titles like Making Makers by AnnMarie Thomas, the Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 2 by Charles Platt, Teach Your Kids to Code by Bryson Payne, and Design for 3D Printing by Samuel N. Bernier, to name just a few.
To enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes that are valued at approximately $4,000.00, educators should visit their local Barnes & Noble retail store and ask a bookseller how to enter Saturday, January 9, through Sunday, January 17. To find their local Barnes & Noble store, customers should visit www.bn.com/storelocator.
“During our Mini Maker Faire this past November, partnerships with schools across the country helped make it a tremendous success and allowed us to introduce the Maker Movement & tech literacy to our customers,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Vice President of Business Development. “We want to help a teacher to get their own Maker Space established in their school so students can be inspired daily to ideate, invent and create.”
As always during Educator Appreciation Days, public, private and homeschool educators who shop at their local Barnes & Noble store or online at BN.com will receive special discounts on merchandise, including:

  • 25% discount on personal and classroom books, toys, games, music, movies and more;
  • 10% off the list price on tech tools to help bring tech literacy to classrooms;
  • 10% off the list price on all NOOK tablets and eReaders including the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK, the 9.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK®, the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK®, and the new NOOK GlowLight Plus*;
  • 10% discount on all Café consumable purchases;
  • Other local prizes and giveaways, such as gift cards, books, posters, educator guides, sticker sheets, activity kits, tote bags and more.

These special offers are available to pre-K-12 teachers and administrators enrolled in the free Barnes & Noble Educator Discount program. To take advantage of these offers, educators can apply for their Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card in their local stores. The application form is available in stores or can be downloaded at BN.com.
As part of Educator Appreciation Days, all Barnes & Noble stores will host free workshops** and/or educator receptions.  Educator Appreciation Days events may focus on a variety of topics, including but not limited to Barnes & Noble bookfairs, using tech tools to create Maker Spaces in schools, and information about new Children’s and Teen titles and award-winning books. Workshops and educator receptions will vary by store.
Educators are encouraged to visit their local store or visit www.bn.com/storelocator for more information.

* Limit of five devices per customer with the presentation of a valid Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card.
** Workshop and event topics will vary by 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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