Barnes & Noble Offers Educators Additional Discounts During Educator Appreciation Days - January 11-19, 2014

Stores to Customize Educator Events to Local Teachers’ Needs, with All Stores Offering Enter-to-Win Contests, Giveaways and Treats

Special 25% Discount Extended to Music, Movies and Electronics

Business Wire

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS), one of the nation’s largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, announced that its nearly 700 stores will host informative events customized to the needs of local educators on digital education and offer educators an additional discount on classroom and personal purchases during January Educator Appreciation Days, January 11-19, 2014.

Educators who shop at Barnes & Noble during Educator Appreciation Days will receive:

  • A 25% discount on personal and classroom purchases;
  • Special 25% discount also applies to CDs, DVDs and electronics;
  • A chance to win either a NOOK Tablet® or a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card (one educator per region); and
  • Huge discounts on products marked down for post-holiday clearance.

As part of the Educator Appreciation Days celebration, Barnes & Noble stores will customize their special events for classroom teachers, librarians and other specialized educators based on the needs of teachers in their local communities. From grant-writing workshops to “appy hour” to book talks on Common Core and test prep books, stores will highlight key products and provide topical presentations on topics affecting educators.

“Educators were so excited about the first-ever 25% discount on music, movies and electronics items at our December Educator Holiday Shopping Event that we decided to offer this special discount again at January Educator Appreciation Days,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Vice President of Business Development for Barnes & Noble. “The discount applies to classroom and personal purchases, so we know a lot of teachers appreciated being able to purchase movies, headphones and music to augment classroom learning -- and also find something fun for themselves.”

Stores will also highlight the 2014 My Favorite Teacher Contest at their January Educator events. The contest provides middle and high school students the opportunity to tell their communities how much they appreciate their teachers by writing an essay, poem or letter about them.

Stores honor their local winner at a spring event in their store. Each local winner is entered into the regional contest, where five winners receive a NOOK® and a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card. From the pool of regional winners, Barnes & Noble will name one teacher the Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year. The winning teacher will receive $5,000 and the title of “Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year.” Barnes & Noble also donates $5,000 to the winning teacher’s school.

For further details, contact any Barnes & Noble store or visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator.

* Exclusions can be found in the Educator Program Terms and Conditions available at www.bn.com/bn-at-school. Educators must present a valid Barnes & Noble Educators Discount Card to receive the discounts. See any bookseller for details.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 673 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 695 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).

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

Contact:
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
cbrown@bn.com

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