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Barnes & Noble.com Launches Annual "Holiday Gift Guide" with Savings up to 40%

Exclusive Books, DVD and Music Selections "Fast & Free Delivery" Makes Holiday Shopping Faster and Easier

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Nov 06, 2008 Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, has launched the Barnes & Noble.com 2008 Holiday Gift Guide (www.bn.com/holiday), offering a selection of this season’s best books, DVDs, music, toys and games, and other gift items, discounted up to 40% off list prices. Gift options are presented in an easy-to-navigate format. And, with “Fast & Free Delivery,” gifts arrive within three business days anywhere in the continental U.S. with free shipping on orders of $25 or more. In addition, Barnes & Noble will offer special promotions throughout the holiday season.

“This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is our biggest guide ever and features the season’s best gifts for everyone on your holiday list,” said Tom Burke, executive vice president of e-commerce for Barnes & Noble.com. “Shoppers can easily search and find exactly what they’re looking for or browse our gift guide for ideas. Our editors have wonderful suggestions on everything from books by bestselling authors, blockbuster movies and holiday music to award winning games, gifts for the home, magazine subscriptions and personalized gift cards.”

Barnes & Noble.com customers can place orders as late as December 18th, and receive deliveries by December 24th, and still take advantage of free shipping, when purchasing orders over $25 via Fast & Free Delivery. Orders placed by December 22, 11:59 pm ET using Expedited Air Service will arrive by December 24th. In Manhattan, the popular Same Day Delivery service is also available through December 24th; orders placed by 11:00 am ET will be delivered by 7:00 pm on the same day. Barnes & Noble’s online Holiday Delivery Calendar helps customers select the shipping method that will ensure delivery in time for the holidays. See site for details. (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/holiday-gifts/deadlines.asp?)

The Holiday Gift Guide has thousands of gift suggestions across all categories including new titles from bestselling authors such as David Baldacci, Stephen King, Anita Shreve, Wally Lamb and Dean Koontz. Cookbooks from celebrity chefs include Rachael Ray’s Big Orange Book, Giada’s Kitchen: New Italian Favorites from Giada de Laurentiis, Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, and Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics. Lyrics1964-2000 from Paul Simon, Visions of Paradise and Life: The Classic Collection are top gift book picks.

Share the gift of reading with kids with picks including Big Words for Little People by Jamie Lee Curtis, the Peter Yarrow songbooks and Robert Sabuda’s Peter Pan. J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beetle the Bard and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga collection are sure to thrill tweens and teens.

Great gift for readers include the Barnes & Noble exclusive leather bound editions of the Classics including Jane Austen’s seven most beloved novels and Gregory Maguire’s modern classics Wicked and Son of a Witch. Also available are one-of-a-kind rare and collectible items for under $100 including Modern First Editions signed by popular authors such as Maya Angelou, Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon and Norman Mailer.

For the holiday season, there are DVD, music and game exclusives, including Peanuts, a collection of all six Peanuts television specials in one specially priced box set, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Featuring The Rockettes. Special Edition music titles that can be found only at Barnes & Noble include Sarah Brightman’s Winter Symphony, Harry Connick Jr.’s What a Night! A Christmas Album and Soul by Seal featuring the bonus track “My Girl.” Plus, Barnes & Noble will be the only retailer carrying the games Scrabble Signature edition, Rubik’s Cube You Can Do It, and Jumble 3 Games in 1. Barnes & Noble’s holiday gift cards are also available for purchase online and can be redeemed online or at Barnes & Noble stores and have no expiration date or dormancy fee.

Barnes & Noble.com makes it easier than ever before to find great gift ideas for that special someone.

  • Customers looking for gift ideas can check the day’s popular search terms.
  • The online Holiday Gift Catalog lists the top selections in over 100 categories and recipient collections.
  • Thousands of value priced items and Barnes & Noble exclusive gifts.
  • B&N Home offers an assortment of hundreds of home and gift products.
  • Customers also can check the store availability of any item from the product and search results page.
  • Customers can share their wish lists with friends and family through My B&N.
  • Barnes & Noble’s store locator can be accessed from every page.
Barnes & Noble Members will find even greater values when shopping at Barnes & Noble. Benefits include discounts of 40% off list prices on hardcover fiction and nonfiction bestsellers, 20% off the list prices of all other adult hardcover books and 10% off almost everything else including items from the recently launched B&N Home.


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About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 796 bookstores in 50 states. The company is the nation’s top bookseller in quality, and for the fifth year in a row, the top bookseller brand, as determined by a combination of the brand’s performance on familiarity, quality, and purchase intent, according to the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive®. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites.
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