NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the nation’s largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, is inviting customers to visit Barnes & Noble stores and BN.com to find the very best gifts of the season for everyone in the family. Barnes & Noble is the premier destination for all the season’s biggest and best books, the leading selection of educational toys and games, the best in DVD and music, must-have electronics, gift cards and more, plus an expansive selection of exclusive gift and bargain items. With nearly 700 stores nationwide, Barnes & Noble offers an unmatched shopping experience to help customers find meaningful gifts for everyone on their holiday shopping list.
“Our booksellers are excited about the fantastic offering this holiday season and are standing by to help customers choose their next great read or the perfect holiday gift for everyone in the family.”
“It all happens at Barnes & Noble this holiday season. Our stores are the best place to go for all of the top gifts and a broad selection that offers something for everyone in the family,” said Jaime Carey, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble. “Our booksellers are excited about the fantastic offering this holiday season and are standing by to help customers choose their next great read or the perfect holiday gift for everyone in the family.”
Barnes & Noble Holiday Survey
In a recently commissioned survey* focused on consumer habits around holiday shopping, Barnes & Noble discovered that customers prefer browsing the shelves of a bookstore and flipping through the pages of a book when shopping for the perfect book or gift for the booklover in their life. The survey found that 74 percent of shoppers would rather peruse a book in store before purchasing. With nearly 700 stores nationwide, Barnes & Noble is the best place for all holiday shoppers to find the perfect book or gift for everyone in the family and our knowledgeable booksellers are ready to help make holiday shopping a breeze this year with expert recommendations. NOOK customers can also get even more out of their new NOOK GlowLight, or any other award-winning NOOK device, in Barnes & Noble stores with free in-store browsing and the ability to read any NOOK Book® for free for one hour while connected to Wi-Fi at any location, just like browsing the physical shelves.
Current Bestsellers and New Titles from Your Favorite Authors
Barnes & Noble has already announced the strongest fall lineup in years with great new titles from bestselling authors like Sycamore Row by John Grisham, Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O’Reilly, The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mitch Albom’s The First Phone Call from Heaven, Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement and many more. Customers can visit their local Barnes & Noble store, BN.com or NOOK.com to purchase and pre-order the latest print and digital titles from their favorite authors at great values.
Exciting Books for Kids and Teens
Barnes & Noble has a fantastic selection of exclusive editions from incredible authors for Kids & Teens, including The House of Hades by Rick Riordan, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss and Wonder by R.J. Palacio for kids, and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Allegiant (Divergent Series #3) by Veronica Roth and The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak for teens.
Toy & Games for Kids, Teens and Adults
Barnes & Noble features an unrivaled selection of educational toys and games across a broad range of ages and price points, including the Leap Reader from LeapFrog, LEGO® Minecraft and Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo. Teens and adults can choose from Specialty Games, Hobby & Collectibles, including the popular Magic The Gathering Theros Boosters and Fat Packs, the latest from the makers of Munchkin and Settlers of Catan, in addition to a wide variety of the best family and party games.
DVD, Music and Must-Have Electronics
Movie buffs and fans of the hottest shows on TV will love visiting their local Barnes & Noble store or BN.com to browse and shop expansive lists of blockbuster movies and top TV shows on DVD and Blu-ray. Barnes & Noble offers the very best selection of popular British TV shows, including Downton Abbey and Doctor Who, alongside the most in-demand new releases on DVD including the final seasons of Dexter and Breaking Bad and new movies The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Music lovers will find the best new releases of the season at Barnes & Noble, including holiday-themed albums from Kelly Clarkson, Susan Boyle and Il Divo. In addition, Barnes & Noble now carries a great selection of the must-have electronics this holiday season, including an assortment of Sol Republic headphones as well as other great headphones, earbuds, cases and speakers.
Exceptional Gifts for Everyone on Your List
This holiday season Barnes & Noble is announcing the launch of exclusive, limited edition throws in six appealing styles including our 100% cotton A Christmas Carol “Bah Humbug” and Quotes Melange throws, and Plush Faux Fur throws in Chocolate and Claret, each available for just $39.95. Other great gift items for everyone on your list this holiday season include Chef’s Center Cookbook Holders, Brookstone E-Comfort Lap Desks, delicious Hammond’s Candies, an assortment of fragrant soaps and soy-based candles from Illume, new accessories from Vera Bradley and Jonathan Adler and our exclusive Barnes & Noble Holiday Canvas Tote Bags.
Barnes & Noble is the best place to find unique bargain gifts this holiday season, including exclusive collectible editions of The Greatest Generation / The Greatest Generation Speaks by Tom Brokaw and The Illustrated Brief History of Time & The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles arrival, Barnes & Noble is featuring a fun selection of items, including exclusives like The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions and John, Paul, George and Ringo: The Definitive Illustrated Chronicle of The Beatles, 1960-1970.
All New NOOK GlowLight™
Barnes & Noble recently introduced the new NOOK GlowLight, designed especially for people who love escaping into a great book – anytime, anywhere. Tremendously light, with a fresh, contemporary design and soft-touch back that fits beautifully in the hand, NOOK GlowLight features perfectly lit pages, sharper text and advanced display technology for an optimized long-form reading experience that’s more natural and immersive than ever. Building on its bookselling heritage and deep customer insights, the company has put everything readers love into one device, enhanced the way they can discover and enjoy content old and new, and put it all in a comfortable to hold, redesigned, lightest NOOK ever. The new NOOK GlowLight is available now at Barnes & Noble bookstores and online at www.bn.com for just $119 – with no annoying ads. Barnes & Noble members get an additional 10% off the all new NOOK GlowLight, making it an even better value and the perfect gift this holiday season.
Member Program Adds Extra Value This Holiday Season
For even greater value this holiday season, customers are invited to join the Barnes & Noble Member program. Designed for Barnes & Noble’s most loyal customers, the Barnes & Noble Membership program gives Members 40% off all hardcover bestsellers in stores every day and 10% off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the year. Members also benefit from free express shipping on all online purchases at BN.com and receive exclusive savings offers throughout the year. The annual fee is only $25.
A Great In-Store Experience
Barnes & Noble stores are places of discovery, with a huge selection of bestselling and classic books for kids and adults, an unmatched selection of top magazines and periodicals in the newsstand and a vast selection of gifts, toy & games, digital products and more to be experienced throughout the store. Customers can get expert recommendations from experienced and knowledgeable booksellers, or curl up with a book and enjoy a holiday beverage from the Barnes & Noble Café. No other store offers such a broad array of products to discover and experience in a welcoming and open environment for everyone in the family.
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 674 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 692 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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About NOOK Media LLC
NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to Read What You Love, Anywhere You Like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store® of more than 3 million (US) and 2.5 million (UK) digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ and NOOK Video Apps™, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps. NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.nook.com, as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the United Kingdom at leading retailers; NOOK content can be purchased at www.nook.co.uk.
*Barnes & Noble Holiday Survey was conducted by Russell Research. The study was conducted online from October 18-21, 2013, among 1,009 adults across the U.S.