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Barnes & Noble Announces Great Deals on the Hottest Gifts for Mom this Mother’s Day

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the best gift ideas and offers for Mother’s Day, including a new low price on NOOK GlowLight for a limited time. Books make the perfect gift for Mom and Barnes & Noble has all of the best books this Mother’s Day, with special Barnes & Noble Member discounts including 40% off hardcover bestsellers in store. More great offers include 30% off select gift items for Mom, 20% off Godiva products of a $30 value or more, and up to 50% off a select list of DVD and Blu-ray titles. And, of course, a Barnes & Noble Gift Card is always the perfect gift for Mom, now available in a range of different designs with unique Mother’s Day themes.

Give Mom the Gift of Reading with NOOK GlowLight

NOOK GlowLight is available for only $99 from Friday, May 2, through Sunday, May 11, making this the perfect time to give the gift of reading to someone special. NOOK GlowLight is Barnes & Noble’s lightest eReader, featuring a fresh, contemporary design, sharper text, perfectly lit pages and instant access to NOOK’s massive selection of more than 3 million titles. Perfect for anyone who wants a pure, distraction-free reading experience, NOOK GlowLight is ad-free and available at Barnes & Noble bookstores and online at NOOK.com.

In addition, Barnes & Noble is offering 20% off NOOK GlowLight Clip On Covers. These colorful, stylish accessories attach to either side of NOOK GlowLight and don’t add extra heft to the ultra-lightweight device. New NOOK GlowLight customers will also receive a $5 credit to spend on digital books, apps, movies, TV shows, newspapers or magazines from the expansive NOOK Store® when registering an account to a new NOOK device.

Books Make the Best Gifts for Mom

Barnes & Noble has all of the must-have books this Mother’s Day, including compelling fiction like The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark and The Target by David Baldacci, as well as exciting mystery titles like Missing You by Harlan Coben and Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline. Beautiful gift books for Mom include Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington and The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition by David Allen Sibley. Moms will enjoy fascinating life stories with Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton and Everybody’s Got Something by Robin Roberts.

Moms will also love popular romance books like The Collector by Nora Roberts and Blossom Street Brides (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Debbie Macomber. Barnes & Noble has cookbooks for every taste including Pioneer Woman Cooks: Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond and Back Home with the Neelys by Pat and Gina Neely. Customers can visit their local Barnes & Noble store, BN.com or NOOK.com for more gift recommendations and to purchase and pre-order the latest print and digital titles at unbeatable values.

Gifts That Mom Will Love

This Mother’s Day, Barnes & Noble offers a wide range of meaningful, high-quality gifts from top brands, including beautifully crafted stationery sets, phone cases and journals from Rifle Paper Co., heartfelt phrase signs and photo frames from Primitives by Kathy, durable tea serveware and accessories from Tea Forte, fashionable pouches and accessories in the newest spring design from Vera Bradley, plus save 30% on all Illume candles through Mother's Day. With over 600 styles, the Barnes & Noble journal selection is the biggest and best in the country including over 200 styles from world-renowned Moleskine. Customers will also find a variety of sentiment rich Mother’s Day greeting cards at Barnes & Noble to supplement an extensive everyday assortment.

Barnes & Noble’s leading assortment of Specialty Games, Hobby & Collectibles brings sophistication and style to Moms this Mother’s Day with beautiful, easy-to-learn craft kits from Klutz. Whether her passion is knitting, crocheting or beading, these exclusive kits will make extraordinary gifts.

Elegant Chocolates, Coffee and Treats from the Barnes & Noble Café

The Barnes & Noble Café has a wonderful assortment of gifts, perfect for Moms. Barnes & Noble is offering 20% off any Godiva gifting chocolates priced at $30 or more. In addition, the limited-time-only Starbucks® Spring Blend Coffee makes a perfect gift for Mom, brightly packaged with a fresh aroma and rich flavor notes of milk chocolate and citrus. And who can resist cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory Bakery® The Dream Factory desserts? The Barnes & Noble Café’s assortment of cheesecakes includes Original, Red Velvet, Orange Dreamsicle, Hershey’s® Chocolate and other exceptional flavors.

Fantastic Offers on the Best of DVD and Blu-ray

Barnes & Noble has all of the best titles for Mother’s Day gifts, including the exclusive TCM Greatest Classic Films: Classic Moms set on DVD. Available just in time for Mother's Day, this edition of TCM's Greatest Classic Films Collection includes four movies featuring classic moms: Mrs. Miniver, Mildred Pierce, The Magnificent Ambersons, and I Remember Mama. Barnes & Noble is also offering up to 50% off an assortment of popular DVD titles, including Downton Abbey Season 4, The Great Gatsby, Blue Jasmine and Casablanca, plus many more movies and TV shows available in stores and online at BN.com.

Barnes & Noble Gift Cards

Available in a range of different designs with unique Mother’s Day themes, a Barnes & Noble Gift Card is the perfect gift for Mom, allowing her to choose from a wide selection of bestselling books, DVDs, music, exclusive gifts and unbeatable bargains. Customers can redeem gift cards at Barnes & Noble stores and online at BN.com, and gift cards are also redeemable for the entire line of NOOK® eReaders and tablets, including the critically acclaimed NOOK GlowLight.

Member Program Adds Extra Value

For even greater value, customers are invited to join the Barnes & Noble Member program, which gives Members 40% off all hardcover bestsellers in stores every day and 10% off virtually everything else in 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.

For more information on any of these great products or to find other perfect gifts this Mother’s Day, visit your local Barnes & Noble store and speak with a bookseller, or shop online at BN.com.

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 663 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 696 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

NOOK® and NOOK Store® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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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 Appsavailable 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.

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