Barnes & Noble Celebrates Read Across America with Free Storytime Events, 3/3

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the nation's largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Barnes & Noble stores across the country will celebrate the National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America event with a special Dr. Seuss Storytime and activities storewide on Monday, March 3, the day after what would have been Dr. Seuss's 110th birthday.

The celebrations will include a reading of the event's feature title, Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham, now available as a Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition for $8.99 with a foil cover, punch-out memory matching game featuring images and words from the book, plus a handy keepsake envelope affixed inside the back cover. Children are also invited to participate in fun activities, including mazes, coloring sheets and matching games, listen to additional Dr. Seuss stories, and enjoy treats from the Barnes & Noble Café.

"We're excited to host events in honor of the NEA's 17th-annual Read Across America celebration on Monday, March 3, when most schools are also celebrating the joy of reading," said Sarah DiFrancesco, Vice President, Business Development, for Barnes & Noble. "Our exclusive edition of Green Eggs and Ham is the perfect way to extend the reading experience and practice image and word recognition. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss's beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children's classic. Dr. Seuss's Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning," she added.

Times of events will vary by store. Customers interested in attending this event may contact their local Barnes & Noble or visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator (http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com) for store locations and details. Events are free and open to the public. No purchase is required to participate.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 673 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 695 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction, according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).




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