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Barnes & Noble Announces Biggest-Ever Offering of Signed Editions by Acclaimed Authors Just in Time for Black Friday

November 14, 2018 GMT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 14, 2018--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced the return of its customer-favorite Black Friday Signed Editions program, with its largest-ever offering of autographed books by acclaimed authors to date. Starting on Black Friday, November 23, at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, over 650,000 signed books will be on sale, while supplies last.* The books were autographed by more than 200 authors exclusively for Barnes & Noble customers and span many genres and interests. Customers are encouraged to get to their local store as soon as possible on Black Friday so they don’t miss out on the Signed Editions they’d like to gift to themselves or someone else this holiday season, as there are limited copies available. For more information, customers should visit www.BN.com/SignedEditions or contact their local Barnes & Noble.

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“Barnes & Noble customers look forward to our Black Friday Signed Editions program year after year, and we have been working together with authors and publishers for many months to bring them our largest selection yet this 2018 holiday season,” said Tim Mantel, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble. “A book with a favorite author’s signature is a truly meaningful gift, and we’re thrilled to offer customers a one-of-a-kind selection so they can find the perfect gifts for themselves or someone special on their list.”

Top authors across a wide variety of genres have taken the time to autograph thousands of copies of their popular books to once again deliver this unique collection to Barnes & Noble readers of all ages. The list includes some of the biggest and bestselling authors across Adult, Teen, Young Readers and Kids books, including award-winning actors and TV personalities, celebrity chefs, sports stars, poets and more. The Signed Editions offering will be featured on a special front-of-store display when customers walk through the doors of their local Barnes & Noble on Black Friday.

The Complete List of Signed Editions at Barnes & Noble on Black Friday

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Following are lists of all the Adult, Teen, Young Readers and Kids Signed Edition titles available while supplies last at Barnes & Noble on Black Friday:

Adult Fiction Signed Editions

Adult Nonfiction Signed Editions

Signed Editions for Teens

Signed Editions for Kids & Young Readers

Behind the Scenes and More Surprises

Customers who have wondered what it’s like for an author to sign thousands of books can check out Barnes & Noble on Twitter and Instagram, and like Barnes & Noble on Facebook, or search #BNSignedEditions, to experience exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and videos of author signings. In addition, customers can view personal video messages from select authors between now and the launch of the program on November 23. The featured behind-the-scenes authors are:

To make picking up a Signed Edition even easier, starting Saturday, November 24, select Signed Editions will be available for  Buy Online Pick up in Store, available with limited quantities, while supplies last.

For more information on the Signed Editions program, customers can visit BN.com/SignedEditions. Customers can also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #BNSignedEditions to share recommendations, photos, wishlists and more.

*Signed Editions may vary by location.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 629 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 ( www.nook.com ) features digital books, 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 ®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble ®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers ® and Barnes & Noble.com ® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK ® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

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CONTACT: Mary Ellen Keating

Senior Vice President

Corporate Communications

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

(212) 633-3323

mkeating@bn.com

or

Alex Ortolani

Director

Corporate Communications

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

(212) 633-3379

aortolani@bn.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

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SOURCE: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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