May 15-31, 2005 Edition

Barnes & Noble

to Release Q1

Results in Webcast

NEW YORK, NY/05/03/05—Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, announced the company will report first quarter 2005 earnings results on Tuesday, May 17th, before the market opens. The company will host an investor conference call at 11:00 AM ET on Tuesday, May 17th, to review the company’s financial results and operations.

The call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s corporate Web site at The webcast of the call will be archived and available at


Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 820 bookstores in 50 states. For the third year in a row, the company is the nation’s top retail brand for quality, according to the EquiTrend(R) Brand Study by Harris Interactive(R). Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & (, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites and the number-one brand among e-commerce companies, according to the latest EquiTrend survey. In addition to its retail operations, Barnes & Noble is one of the largest book publishers in the world. Its subsidiary, Sterling Publishing, publishes over 1,100 new titles a year and has an active list of over 5,000 titles.