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Barnes & Noble Launches a Premiere Educational Toys & Games Science Center in Select Stores Nationwide and Online at BN.com

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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 the launch of a one-of-a-kind Educational Toys & Games Science Center in select stores nationwide and online at www.bn.com/science-center. The expansive new Educational Toys & Games Science Center features an unrivaled selection of educational science-focused toys and games designed to provide incredible opportunities for scientific learning and discovery.

The Barnes & Noble Educational Toys & Games Science Center promotes the development of scientific thinking in children by providing them with the right tools to predict, observe, classify, hypothesize, experiment and communicate their findings. Represented in the expertly crafted assortment are some of the best scientific educational toy brands including Thames & Kosmos, Educational Insights, Scientific Explorer and Elenco, which are all committed to helping children make their own scientific breakthroughs.

From circuitry to solar power, candy chemistry to chemistry lab, dinosaur fossils to dinosaur digs, the new Barnes & Noble Educational Toys & Games Science Center gives children across a broad spectrum of ages (K-8th) the valuable opportunity to learn and discover new things about science in unique and exciting ways.

“At Barnes & Noble, we know that children have an innate ability to observe and question as they explore the world around them, and that is why we have created a science resource center aimed at providing them with a variety of materials to encourage experimentation, scientific thinking and advanced subject specific learning, in fun and engaging ways,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games. “We are so pleased to be able to offer the leading selection of educational toys and games, and we are proud to have our pulse on what is at the heart of educational initiatives.”

“Barnes & Noble is pioneering the way in educational toys and games and we are thrilled to partner with them and to be at the forefront in offering our science-based products to children and families in such a comprehensive way this holiday season,” said Jane Stephens-Smith at Elenco. “Barnes & Noble shares our core value of enabling children to learn and discover, which is why offering our great products at their stores and on their website is such a great fit for us.”

Customers are invited to experience all of the great products that the Barnes & Noble Educational Toys & Games Science Center has to offer at select Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online at www.bn.com/science-center.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 658 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The 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 705 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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