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Barnes & Noble Celebrates Batman Day on September 26 with Special Offers, an Exclusive Sweepstakes, Fun Activities and More

DC Entertainment’s Batman Day Is Back and Better than Ever at Barnes & Noble with 20% off Select Batman-Themed Graphic Novels and DVDs
Customers Can Enter for the Chance to Win an Exclusive, Signed, Diamond-Edition DC Collectibles Batman Action Figure from Jim Lee

New York, NY – September 23, 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 that it will celebrate all things Batman at its stores nationwide on “Batman Day,” Saturday, September 26. Batman Day is back by popular demand from DC Entertainment, and to honor one of the world’s most popular Super Heroes and global pop-culture icons, Barnes & Noble will offer customers 20% off a selection of the most in-demand Batman graphic novels and DVDs throughout the day. The offer includes graphic novels like Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, Batgirl Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside (The New 52) by Brenden Fletcher, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, and so much more, plus DVDs including The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Batman Returns, and others.
Plus, Barnes & Noble customers will get a free Batman Endgame Special Edition #1 comic book with a Barnes & Noble exclusive variant cover, while supplies last, also available on NOOK®. Customers can enter for a chance to win up to three exclusive Batman Day prints by Sean Murphy that will be given away in stores nationwide. Customers should contact their local store for details.  
In addition, on Batman Day, customers can enter to win a diamond-edition DC Collectibles Batman action figure from Jim Lee, with a hand-numbered unique sketch and signature, and with a total retail value of $1,500. Customers can enter to win on September 26 only and find out more details in-store or online by visiting www.bn.com/batmansweeps on Batman Day.  
Fun activities will round out Batman Day at Barnes & Noble. They can include but are not limited to cosplay and trivia contests, Storytimes, drawing demonstrations, a creating “Bat-Staches” activity, and much more. In addition, several special guests will appear at Barnes & Noble stores across the country, including Sean Murphy at our Park Slope, NY, store, Jim Lee at the Grove in Los Angeles and Tim Seeley at the Old Orchard location in Chicago. Customers should contact their local Barnes & Noble store for more activity and event details.
Customers are also encouraged to browse Barnes & Noble’s vast selection of Batman-themed books, gift products, toys, games, collectibles, and much more. In addition, due to strong customer demand and growing popularity, Barnes & Noble stores now feature newly expanded Manga and Graphic Novel sections with all the latest titles and eye-catching signage on bookshelves that directs customers to series and characters they’ll want to know more about. Customers should visit their local Barnes & Noble on Batman Day for more details about Manga and Graphic Novels and to shop the expanded selection today.
Additionally, in celebration of Batman Day, DC Comics is offering 1,000 Batman titles for digital download for $.99 each for one week only, through September 28, which will be available on NOOK. To further mark the Batman Day celebration, DC Comics is launching a 24-hour eBook sale on September 26, offering essential Batman graphic novels for only $3.99 each, also available on NOOK.
For more information on Batman Day at Barnes & Noble, please visit www.bn.com or ask one of the knowledgeable booksellers at our stores nationwide.

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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About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.