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Barnes & Noble Unveils the Greatest Gift Lineup for Father’s Day

Give Dad a Book He Can’t Put Down from Barnes & Noble’s Leading Selection of Titles Including the Biggest and Newest in Fiction, History, Plus More  
Other Amazing Gifts for Dad Include Sophisticated Business Accessories and New Music on Vinyl, Plus an Incredible Offer of 40% off All DVD and Blu-ray*

New York, NY – June 14, 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 it has the greatest selection of gifts perfect for any Dad this Father’s Day. Customers can get Dad his favorite new book from Barnes & Noble’s leading selection of specially curated titles, including Fiction favorites like End of Watch by Stephen King and History bestsellers like Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots by David Fisher and Bill O'Reilly, plus unique gift books.  Customers can also get Dads who love to grill Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction by Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas and Sally Jackson, for only $14.99 at Barnes & Noble with the purchase of any item in store or online at BN.com through July 11, while supplies last.
Other great gifts for Dad at Barnes & Noble this Father’s Day include a stylish assortment of sophisticated business accessories like a high-quality leather & fabric tablet folio; new music on vinyl from major artists such as Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan; and an incredible offer of 40% off Barnes & Noble’s entire selection of DVD and Blu-ray, valid from June 14 through June 20.
Get Dad His Favorite New Book this Father’s Day
Barnes & Noble offers a vast selection of the best books for Dads everywhere, with standout titles that will meet their various interests and tastes including the leading new releases in Fiction with End of Watch by Stephen King, The City of Mirrors (Passage Trilogy Series #3) by Justin Cronin, Beyond the Ice Limit (Gideon Crew Series #4) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, and A Hero of France by Alan Furst; gift books Dad will love including The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee, Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight, and The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers by Loren Bouchard and The Writers of Bob's Burgers; and the best new titles in History with Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots by David Fisher and Bill O'Reilly, Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin, and Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor by Clinton Romesha.
Plus, for Dads who love to grill, Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction will be available for only $14.99 at Barnes & Noble through July 11, with the purchase of any item in store or online at BN.com, while supplies last.
Sophisticated & Unique Gifts Dad Will Love 
Barnes & Noble offers a curated assortment of distinctive gifts for Dad, specially designed to meet his unique personality and style. They include executive business accessories for the professional Dad including a high-quality leather & fabric tablet folio, a pen & pencil set in a leather case, and a leather passport holder & luggage tag set; one-of-a-kind keepsakes for the sentimental Dad including fill-in gift books like Letters to My Dad: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. by Lea Redmond; the biggest and best selection of leather journals exclusive to Barnes & Noble and featuring over 80 styles handcrafted in Italy; and bookends in every style, from modern to old-world sophistication.
Plus, available at select Barnes & Noble stores and online at BN.com, customers can get Dad the Moleskine Smart Writing Set, an innovative way to digitize handwritten notes and sketches that are editable and easily shared with smartphones and tablets. It includes a Moleskine paper tablet, a pen and a companion app, which allows ideas to travel off the page and onto the screen.
The Best Gifts to Meet All of Dad’s Hobbies
Barnes & Noble also has a leading selection of specialty games, hobbies & collectibles designed to meet Dad’s specific hobbies and interests. For Dads that are Star Wars fans, bring home the incredibly popular Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens™; “tech” Dads will want to check out the Make: Getting Started with Arduino, a perfect open source electronics prototyping platform; for “high-flying” Dads, the Parrot Airborne Night Minidrone – SWAT from the Airborne Night family allows Dad to explore the night skies with two powerful headlights that offer adjustable intensity; for the photography buff, the Lomo Instant Wide White Camera features not only manual exposure settings for the free-thinkers out there, but also comes equipped with a Fully Programmatic Shutter that will let Dad lean back and enjoy the ease of the instant; and for the design-driven Dad, the 3Doodler Create, the world's best 3D pen, will allow Dad to literally draw in the air.
Plus, for Dads who love LEGO®, Barnes & Noble offers a large assortment of products including the LEGO Architecture New York City, which celebrates the architectural diversity of New York City with a detailed LEGO brick model. And for Dads who love puzzling, Barnes & Noble offers many options including the Bestselling 1000 Piece Puzzle Assortment featuring the colorful covers of great novels that are composed in graphic detail.
An Incredible Offer of 40% off All DVD and Blu-ray
Barnes & Noble’s huge selection of DVD and Blu-ray includes movies and television shows that Dad will love, with leading properties such as Deadpool, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Creed, Game of Thrones and more. Plus, for one week only (from June 14 through June 20), all DVD and Blu-ray at Barnes & Noble will be 40% off the list price.
Customers can also get Dad rockin’ and rollin’ this Father’s Day with great new music on vinyl from major artists including Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan, plus classics from favorites like Miles Davis, Santana and The Beatles. Plus, at select stores and online at BN.com, Barnes & Noble offers a new Audio Technica Bluetooth Turntable and radios from Tivoli so Dad can enjoy his music in a high-tech and stylish fashion.
Indulge Dad with Delicious Café Treats
Dad will appreciate an indulgence for his special day, and the Barnes & Noble Café has it all with coffees, cheesecakes and chocolates. The Café offers a wide spectrum of Starbucks® coffees from light (Veranda) to bold (French), starting at only $11.95.  Plus, as a bonus feature, the Café can grind coffee to fit customers’ specific coffee brew styles.
The Barnes & Noble Café also offers cheesecakes from The Cheesecake Factory Bakery® The Dream Factory Desserts, perfect for any Father’s Day celebration, for only $40. And, through June 19, customers can receive $10 off any cheesecake with the presentation of a Barnes & Noble register receipt coupon.  The delicious cheesecakes available include Plain, Red Velvet and REESE’S® Peanut Butter, and are all pre-sliced and available for preorder.
In addition, the Barnes & Noble Café has great offers on Godiva® chocolates, perfect for Dad’s sweet tooth.  The four-piece Godiva Gift Card Ballotin is only $5 with the purchase of a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card through June 30. Plus, through July 1, Barnes & Noble’s complete collection of Chocolate Tablets are all available at 3 for $10.
To complete Dad’s gift this year, Barnes & Noble offers a comprehensive selection of more than 100 Father’s Day cards featuring everything from classic themes to modern pop-ups. For more Father’s Day information, customers should visit www.bn.com/fathersday or ask one of the knowledgeable booksellers at their local store.
*Offer excludes Disney and Marvel products.

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 640 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), plus periodicals and comics, 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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