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Barnes & Noble Announces Exclusive New York City Book Signing with Fifty Shades of Grey Author E L James on Release Day of Her New Book, Grey

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Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that bestselling author E L James will make her only New York City book signing appearance for the new Fifty Shades of Grey book at Barnes & Noble in New York City. James will sign copies of her highly anticipated new book, Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, on June 18, at Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue at 11:30 a.m. Grey hit no. 1 on the BN.com bestseller list within hours of its announcement and customers can pre-order this follow up to the blockbuster Fifty Shades Trilogy online at BN.com, in-store at Barnes & Noble and on NOOK(R). Fifty Shades fans can also be among the first to pick up a copy of the book at their local Barnes & Noble on June 18.

“Pre-orders for Grey at Barnes & Noble have been huge and we expect this to be a blockbuster book this summer and a top seller this year,” said Mary Amicucci, Vice President, Adult Trade and Children’s Books at Barnes & Noble. “E L James’ book signing is really exciting news for Fifty Shades fans in the New York City area, but all fans across the country can be among the first to get in on the action by stopping by their local Barnes & Noble to pick up a copy on June 18.”

Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian gives readers the opportunity to see the world of Fifty Shades anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world. The Fifty Shades trilogy – Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed – have been among the bestselling books at Barnes & Noble since they were released in 2012.

Customers who have yet to experience the Fifty Shades phenomenon can get the trilogy today at any Barnes & Noble store nationwide, as well as online at BN.com and on NOOK devices and the Free NOOK Reading AppsTM (www.nook.com). For more information on Fifty Shades of Grey, speak to a bookseller at any Barnes & Noble location, or follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, and like Barnes & Noble on Facebook.

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 649 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK(R) products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store(R) (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 717 bookstores serving over five million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

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