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April 15-30, 2005

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Bookselling

April 15-30, 2005 Edition BOOKSELLING Barnes & Noble

Opens New Store

In Pittsburgh

Barnes & Noble Inc. has opened its ninth Pittsburgh-area store, this one adjacent to the South Hills Village Mall. The South Hills Barnes & Noble opened April 13, following a preview party the night before. The new store will have a number of features other than books, including CDs, DVDs magazines and more.

Barnes & Noble also operates two other stores in Pittsburgh.

Barnes & Noble

Opens New

Wisconsin store

NEW YORK, NY/04/01/05—Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, opened a new 35,600-square-foot bookstore on April 13 in Brookfield Square at 95 North Moorland Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin. Concurrently, the existing store at 16220 West Bluemound Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin, will close. The new store will stock close to 200,000 book, music, DVD and magazine titles and include a cafe serving Starbucks coffee. The new Brookfield Barnes & Noble will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, and employ approximately 120 people from the community.

The public was invited to a Preview Night Party at the new Brookfield Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, April 12. A portion of the Preview Night sales will benefit the Elmbrook School District.

Barnes & Noble’s bookselling innovations have established it as America’s top retail brand for quality. For the third year in a row, the EquiTrend(R) Brand Study by Harris Interactive(R) named Barnes & Noble number-one in quality among the country’s retail brands. About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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 & Noble.com ( www.bn.com), 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.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company’s corporate Web site: http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com.