Jan 03 – Jan 09, 2011 Edition Barnes & Noble Has Record Holiday Sales

New York, NY/AUTHORLINK NEWS/(January 3, 2011 — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today reported preliminary bookstore holiday comparable store sales of 9.7% for the nine-week period ending January 1, 2011. Driven by the company’s NOOK eReading device product line, Barnes & Noble bookstores achieved their largest retail sales day ever in the company’s nearly 40-year history on December 23, 2010. Barnes & Noble, Inc. will issue a more in-depth holiday sales release on January 6, 2011.