Barnes & Noble Announces the Best Books of 2017

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Curated List Features Top Picks Across Fiction, Nonfiction, Teens, Kids, Mysteries & Thrillers and History, Biography and Memoir as Chosen by Barnes & Noble’s Expert Booksellers

New York, NY – November 20, 2017 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced the best books of 2017 as chosen by the Company’s expert booksellers. The carefully curated list is broken out by genre and comes just in time to help customers across the country find the perfect gifts for the holiday season. The list is online now at and features the best of 2017 in fiction, nonfiction, teens, kids, mysteries & thrillers, and history, biography and memoir. All titles are available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online. 

“2017 was a great year in books, with some of the biggest authors in the industry coming out with highly anticipated new works and some new, remarkable authors coming onto the scene,” said Liz Harwell, Senior Director of Merchandising, Trade Books at Barnes & Noble. “This year more than ever the best books list represents a diverse range of genres and interests, making it another great resource for customers across the country looking to find the perfect gift this holiday season.” 

The best books of 2017 according to Barnes & Noble’s expert booksellers, and categorized by genre, are:





Mysteries & Thrillers

History, Biography and Memoir 

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 632 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, ( The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (, plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps available for Android, iOS® and Windows®.

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