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Barnes & Noble Announces Spring Kids’ Book Hangout®

Kids’ Book Hangout Returns to Stores Nationwide May 18 for Young
Readers to Learn About New Books and Play Games & Activities

All Young Reader Books Will Be 20% Off From 2 PM to 5 PM on May 18

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest
retail bookseller, today announced the return of its seasonal Kids’ Book
Hangout in stores nationwide on Saturday, May 18 at 2 PM. The
customer-favorite event is a nationwide program for young readers to
celebrate reading with exciting new books and fun games and activities
designed toward readers in grades two through six. This spring Kids’
Book Hangout features an introduction to four recommended books, and
free giveaways, while supplies last. Customers can sign up at BN.com/BNHangout.

“Our Kids’ Book Hangouts have brought tens of thousands of kids together
across the country to discover new books and celebrate reading, which is
why we’re so pleased to announce this spring edition of the event,” said
Stephanie Fryling, Vice President of Merchandising, Children’s Books at
Barnes & Noble. “We strive to make the Kids’ Book Hangout an event where
kids can learn about new books and get excited about reading, and this
season’s selection offers riveting stories about friendship, school, and
even Greek mythology.”

For this spring’s selection, Barnes & Noble partnered with HarperCollins
to highlight four unique books for young readers across genres and
reading stages. Kids do not need to have read the featured books, but
should come ready to discover new characters, stories and genres. The
books are:

  • PopularMMOs
    Presents A Hole New World
    by PopularMMOs
    Minecraft-inspired
    YouTube star PopularMMOs brings everyone’s favorite characters to life
    in a thrilling adventure to save their friend, battle the undead, and
    escape the hole new world they’ve crashed into with one unfortunate
    misstep.
  • The
    School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil Series #1)

    (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Soman Chainani
    The New York
    Times
    bestselling School for Good and Evil series is an epic
    journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a
    fairytale is to live through one.
  • Just
    Jaime
    (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Terri
    Libenson
    Another spot-on story of middle school drama and
    friendship from Terri Libenson, national bestselling author of Invisible
    Emmie
    and Positively Izzy. This must-have Barnes & Noble
    edition includes an exclusive chapter and bonus content from the
    author.
  • Odd
    Gods
    by David Slavin and Daniel Weitzman
    Diary of
    a Wimpy Kid meets Percy Jackson in Odd Gods, the first book in
    a hilarious illustrated series about the most unlikely, unusual gods
    ever to grace the halls of Mount Olympus Middle School.

During the Kids’ Book Hangout on May 18, Barnes & Noble booksellers will
host activities related to the books, as well as give participants
book-related giveaways to take home, while supplies last. Barnes & Noble
will also offer all Young Reader books for 20% off from 2 PM to 5 PM on
the day of the event, including chapter books, graphic novels, fiction
and nonfiction. In addition, Barnes & Noble Cafés will offer Kids’ Book
Hangout participants a coupon to purchase a Blondie Bar with M&M’s®
for just $1.

The Kids’ Book Hangout is held seasonally and adds to Barnes & Noble’s
other kids’ offerings, including additional Young Reader events, Kids’
Club
membership, and weekly, nationwide Storytimes.

Customers can sign up for the Kids’ Book Hangout at BN.com/BNHangout,
as well as join the conversation on TwitterInstagramPinterest,
Snapchat (bnsnaps) and Facebook,
using hashtag #BNHangout.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail
bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products. The Company operates 627 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.

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Contacts

Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate
Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alex
Ortolani
Director
Corporate Communications
Barnes &
Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379
aortolani@bn.com

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