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Barnes & Noble First to Offer the “Make: Getting Started with Science Journal Kit” at Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, CA, May 20-22

Innovative STEM Kit, Compatible with Google’s Science Journal, Also Available to Customers Nationwide on BN.com Beginning May 30

New York, NY – May 20, 2016 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that it is the first retailer to offer a brand new Science Journal Kit developed by Make: working with Google at Barnes & Noble’s Pop-Up Shop at Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, CA, taking place May 20-22. The Make: Getting Started with Science Journal Kit is also available to Barnes & Noble customers nationwide online at BN.com starting May 30. The kit includes supplies for Makers to build and measure their own wind spinners using the Science Journal Android app. The app allows users to record data from sensors on their Android phones and Arduino board, takes notes, and learn scientific processes like predicting, observing and interpreting data.

“Barnes & Noble is proud to be the first retailer to offer customers the Make: Getting Started with Science Journal Kit at our Pop-Up Shop at the San Mateo Maker Faire and online at BN.com beginning May 30,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President of Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble, Inc. “This is all part of our ongoing commitment to promote tech literacy across the country and raise awareness of the Maker Movement. We invite all attendees to visit the Barnes & Noble Pop-Up Shop this weekend for interactive product demonstrations from leading educational and technology companies, where people of all ages can enjoy hands-on learning experiences that educate and engage.”

 “We’re excited to launch our Make: Getting Started with Science Journal Kit through our partner Barnes & Noble, who shares our commitment to inspiring Makers of all ages to participate in the Maker Movement through creative and fun experiences,” said Sonia Wong, Vice President of Growth at Maker Media. “The kit and its use of Google’s Science Journal app represents the next generation of STEM learning that marries physical and digital experiences. This kit is part of a robust family of Make: kits offered through Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online at BN.com starting May 30.”

Barnes & Noble is a presenting sponsor of Maker Faire Bay Area and an established national retail partner of Maker Media’s Make: branded products and other Flagship Maker Faires in the U.S. In addition, Barnes & Noble recently announced plans to host its second annual Mini Maker Faire in all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide in November. This overall partnership with Make Media will continue to provide an educational platform for teachers, Makers, doers, creators, inventors and innovators.

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