It’s Oscars® Time: Barnes & Noble – 2014

February 25, 2014
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Barnes & Noble Stores and BN.com Offer All the Bestselling Books that Inspired Major Motion Pictures and the Oscars Best Movies on Blu-ray and DVD
 
NOOK® Customers Can Discover More with Curated NOOK Channels™ Featuring Unique Oscar-Related Book Lists, and Enjoy Oscar-Nominated Movies and Past Award Winners on NOOK Video™

New York, New York – February 25, 2014 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), one of the nation’s largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, is inviting customers to visit Barnes & Noble stores and BN.com to discover and shop all of the best content around the upcoming Academy Awards. Barnes & Noble offers a premier selection of Oscar-nominated and award-winning movies on DVD and Blu-ray, with all of the bestselling books that have inspired major motion pictures.
 
In addition, customers can experience the best of the Oscars on NOOK, with many of this year’s nominated movies, as well as previous winners, available to rent or buy through NOOK Video (NOOK.com/video). And with the pioneering NOOK Channels recommendation engine available on NOOK® HD, NOOK® HD+ and NOOK GlowLight™, customers can browse and shop thoughtfully curated Oscar-related book lists to help find their next great read.
 
“Barnes & Noble is the ultimate destination for everything related to the Academy Awards. Our stores are the best place to go for top films on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as a huge selection of new and classic must-read books that made it to the silver screen,” said Mary Amicucci, Vice President, Adult Trade and Children’s Books at Barnes & Noble. “NOOK also offers a wide selection of movies on NOOK Video, including current Oscar-nominated films and past winners, and through NOOK Channels customers can get fantastic recommendations on movie-related eBooks from our team of knowledgeable booksellers.”
 
Watch the Oscar-Nominated Movies
Barnes & Noble customers can browse and shop the very best selection of Oscar-nominated titles like Gravity, Nebraska, Dallas Buyers Club, Captain Phillips, Blue Jasmine and more across any format they choose, including DVD, Blu-ray, and digital to own or rent. Movie buffs will love visiting their local Barnes & Noble store or BN.com to browse and shop an expansive selection of DVD and Blu-ray titles. Customers who choose to enjoy their movies in a digital format can browse and shop a great selection of this year’s Oscar-nominated movies through NOOK Video (NOOK.com/video), where they can instantly stream or download purchases on NOOK tablets or through a free NOOK Video App.
 
Preorder Upcoming Movies on DVD and Blu-ray and Read the Book Before You Watch It
With many Oscar-nominated and box-office-busting movies coming to DVD and Blu-ray in the coming months, Barnes & Noble is reminding customers they can preorder their copies today at their local Barnes & Noble store or online at BN.com. While waiting for the release date of a DVD or Blu-ray movie, customers can also pick up copies of books that inspired the movies, helping to build even more excitement around the release. Great examples include 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, Philomena by Martin Sixsmith, The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
 
Read the Book Before You See the Movie
This is a great year for customers to read bestselling books that are planned to come out as major motion pictures, including Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James and Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Other exciting reads include Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Giver by Lois Lowry, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, The Maze Runner by James Dashner and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. This is a great time for bestselling books making their way to the silver screen and Barnes & Noble booksellers across the country are standing by to make expert recommendations on great titles to read before customers see the movie.
 
Discover Great Books with NOOK Channels Oscar-Related Book Lists
Through NOOK Channels, a pioneering recommendation system built on the unrivaled knowledge of its booksellers, Barnes & Noble is providing NOOK HD, NOOK HD+ and NOOK GlowLight customers with unique ways to browse and shop Oscar-related books. Specially curated lists include “The Book Behind the Oscar,” featuring must-read books that were adapted into Academy Award-winning films, “Books of the Silver Screen,” featuring even more bestselling books translated for the silver screen, and “Don’t Judge a Book by Its Movie,” which includes remarkable books that took on a much different life on the silver screen.
 
Customers are invited to discover all the great Academy Award titles, as well as all the other great books Barnes & Noble has to offer, at any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 stores nationwide or online at BN.com, at NOOK.com, or on any NOOK tablet, eReader or Free NOOK Reading App™.
 
And for even greater value, customers can join the Barnes & Noble Member program. Designed for Barnes & Noble’s most loyal customers, the Barnes & Noble Membership program gives Members 40% off all hardcover bestsellers and 10% off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble 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.
 
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 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.

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