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Serious readers have their favorite fiction or non-fiction authors and getting their autograph can be tremendously fulfilling. If you don’t live in a major urban center the prospects of getting something signed is challenging to say the least. Barnes and Noble, the largest bookseller in the US is undertaking a massive new initiative this upcoming Black Friday, by offering over 500,000 signed titles by 100 authors.
Starting November 28th, the bookseller will offer 500,000 signed editions from more than 100 of today’s biggest authors, with a selection of 100 being available in every Barnes & Noble store nationwide beginning on Black Friday. An impressive group of leading authors including Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Amy Poehler, Donna Tartt, George W. Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeff Kinney, Joel Osteen, Mario Batali, Mo Willems, Rick Riordan, Rick Yancey, Rainbow Rowell and many more personally signed thousands of copies of their books as part of this unique campaign to deliver meaningful gifts to Barnes & Noble customers.
Barnes & Noble has been planning this program for the last seven months, as getting this many autographs can be fairly daunting. Some authors went beyond their signature to personalize the books, with Mo Willems, bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of popular children’s books (Pigeon series, Elephant & Piggie series, Knuffle Bunny series) drawing the head of his popular Pigeon character in his signed editions. Brandon Stanton, author of last year’s runaway hit Humans of New York, included an illustration of a dinosaur in what he referred to as his special “dino” edition of all of the copies he signed. All signed editions will be featured on a special front-of-store display when customers walk through the doors of their local Barnes & Noble on Black Friday.
Want to see exactly what books will be available? Check out the press release below, it lists every title and who autographed it.
New York, New York – November 24, 2014 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced it has amassed a truly spectacular, largest-of-its-kind signed edition book collection available for in-store customers this Black Friday. The bookseller will offer 500,000 signed editions from more than 100 of today’s biggest authors, with a selection of 100 being available in every Barnes & Noble store nationwide beginning on Black Friday, while supplies last. An impressive group of leading authors including Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Amy Poehler, Donna Tartt, George W. Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeff Kinney, Joel Osteen, Mario Batali, Mo Willems, Rick Riordan, Rick Yancey, Rainbow Rowell and many more personally signed thousands of copies of their books as part of this unique campaign to deliver meaningful gifts to Barnes & Noble customers.
“The breadth, depth, and collection of these signed editions is something that is uniquely Barnes & Noble and has never been done at this scale before by any bookseller or retailer,” said Jaime Carey, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble. “What you are seeing here is Barnes & Noble working together with more than 100 leading authors to give our customers access to half a million truly special signed gifts this holiday season for book collectors and reading lovers.”
To prepare for this special Black Friday offering for its customers, Barnes & Noble has been working with authors and publishers for more than 7 months. Top authors across a huge variety of genres and for readers of all ages have taken the time to autograph thousands of copies of their popular books to deliver this unique collection to Barnes & Noble readers. The 100 authors include a former U.S. President and other politicians, award-winning actors and TV personalities, celebrity chefs, and more, along with some of the biggest and bestselling authors across adult, kids and teen. Some went beyond their signature to personalize the books, with Mo Willems, bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of popular children’s books (Pigeon series, Elephant & Piggie series, Knuffle Bunny series) drawing the head of his popular Pigeon character in his signed editions. Brandon Stanton, author of last year’s runaway hit Humans of New York, included an illustration of a dinosaur in what he referred to as his special “dino” edition of all of the copies he signed. All signed editions will be featured on a special front-of-store display when customers walk through the doors of their local Barnes & Noble on Black Friday.
“We knew it was a big ask to go to all of these fantastic authors to have them personally sign thousands of copies of their books, but we were committed to providing a unique Black Friday offer that no other retailer in the world could replicate,” said Mary Amicucci, Vice President, Adult Trade and Children’s Books at Barnes & Noble. “We found that the authors were just as keen as we were to deliver on this idea because they saw how meaningful it would be to their fans and readers to have these as gifts to be remembered long after the holidays are over. We’re so excited for our customers to visit their local store to find these special signed editions to offer as a gift to someone on their holiday list or to add to their own collections.”
The Complete List of Signed Editions at Barnes & Noble on Black Friday
Following are lists of all the adult, teens, young readers and kids signed editions and participating authors available at Barnes & Noble on Black Friday:
Fiction Signed Editions
- American Gods (The Tenth Anniversary Edition) by Neil Gaiman
- Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury
- Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk
- Betrayed: (Rosato & Associates Series #13) by Lisa Scottoline
- Blue Labyrinth (Special Agent Pendergast Series #14) by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
- Deadline (Virgil Flower Series #1) by John Sandford
- Fifty Shades Trilogy: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed 3-Volume Boxed Set by EL James
- Havana Storm (Dirk Pitt Adventure) by Clive Cussler
- Inferno: Special Illustrated Edition by Dan Brown
- Leaving Time: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
- Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles Series #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
- Paris Match (Stone Barrington Series #31) by Stuart Woods
- Perfidia by James Ellroy
- Personal (Jack Reacher Series #19) by Lee Child
- Prince Lestat (Vampire Chronicles Series #11) by Anne Rice
- Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford Series #10) by Jan Karon
- Son of No One (Dark-Hunter Series #18) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
- The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
- The Burning Room (Harry Bosch Series #19) by Michael Connelly
- The Escape by David Baldacci
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- The Job (Fox and O’Hare Series #3) by Janet Evanovich
- The Peripheral by William Gibson
- Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories by Craig Johnson
- Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
Nonfiction Signed Editions
- 41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush
- America — Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers by Mario Batali
- David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
- Find It in Everything by Drew Barrymore
- Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
- Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
- Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
- Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
- I Must Say: My Life as Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short
- Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive by TD Jakes *
- Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home by Marcus Samuelsson
- Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
- No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy Seal by Mark Owen
- Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming
- Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
- Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace by Anne Lamott
- The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea by Chris Jericho
- The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz
- The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman
- The Tucci Table: Cooking With Family and Friends by Stanley Tucci
- The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenberg
- There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me by Brooke Shields
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler
- You Can You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner by Joel Osteen
- You Can’t Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television by Al Michaels
Signed Editions for Teens
- Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
- Atlantia by Ally Condie
- Autumn Falls by Bella Thorne
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Endgame: The Calling (Endgame Series #1) by James Frey
- Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
- Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- Panic by Lauren Oliver
- Rookie Yearbook Three by Tavi Gevinson
- Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style: How to Find Your Perfect Look by Ann Shoket *
- Silver Shadows (Bloodlines Series #5) by Richelle Mead
- Skink–No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
- Stolen by Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
- The 5th Wave (Fifth Wave Series #1) by Rick Yancey
- The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
- The Fallen (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Enemy Series #5) by Charlie Higson
- The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series #1) by James Dashner
- The One (Selection Series #3) by Kiera Cass
- The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies Series #5) by Pittacus Lore
- Uncaged (Singular Menace Series #1) by John Sandford, Michele Cook
Signed Editions for Young Readers
- A Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories Series #3) by Chris Colfer
- Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger
- Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor: Book One by Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
- Nightmares! by Jason Segel
- Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
- Smile by Raina Telgemeier
- The Contract by Derek Jeter *
- The Iron Trial (Magisterium Series #1) by Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
- The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #9) by Jeff Kinney
- The School for Good and Evil (School for Good and Evil Series #1) by Soman Chainani
- The Stonekeeper (Amulet Series #1) by Kazu Kibuishi
- The Storybook of Legends (Ever After High Series #1) by Shannon Hale
- Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher by Jon Meacham
- Thursdays with the Crown (Tuesdays at the Castle Series #3) by Jessica Day George
- Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done by Stephan Pastis
Signed Editions for Kids
- A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
- Charlie and the Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond
- Cookie Meets Peanut by Bethenny Frankel
- I am Albert Einstein by Brad Meltzer *
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)
- Journey by Aaron Becker
- Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
- Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story by Mark Kelly
- Pete the Cat and the New Guy by James Dean, Kimberly Dean
- Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills *
- The Animals’ Santa by Jan Brett
- The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
- The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems
- The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
- The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow by Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton
- This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Barnes & Noble Members save 40 percent off hardcover bestsellers (including the signed editions of hardcover bestsellers) and 10 percent off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the year. For more information on signed editions or any of Barnes & Noble’s Black Friday offers, customers can visit BN.com/signededitions or BN.com/blackfriday. Customers can also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #BNSignedEditions to share recommendations, photos, wishlists and more.
Barnes & Noble’s nearly 35,000 booksellers are ready to provide personalized gift ideas to customers in all of the company’s more than 650 stores. Holiday shoppers can also get great gift advice from Barnes & Noble experts on Twitter when they use #BNGiftTip hashtag through December 23.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight is the only e-Ink based reader the bookseller is currently marketing. It normally costs $119.99, but starting November 21st, it will be discounted to $99.99 and this price point seems to be locked in stone for the rest of the year.
Barnes and Noble is also having a “Discovery Week” sale this weekend where lots of things are being discounted store wide in order to get a jump start on buying gifts for the holidays. In a limited time promotion from November 21 to November 23rd the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK devices have new low prices. You can pickup the seven inch version for $149.99 (after a $50 instant rebate) or purchase the 10.1 inch variant for $249.99 (after a $100 instant rebate).
Barnes and Noble has quietly been building a large catalog of digital newspapers and magazines for their Nook line of e-readers and tablets. In order to glean more market share, the largest bookseller in the US has just partnered with Overdrive to make available content from the Nook Newsstand to libraries.
NOOK Newsstand features the largest digital collection of the top 100 bestselling U.S. magazines, available for both digital subscriptions and single copy sales, and a vast collection of newspapers and magazines from around the world. A huge selection of that content will be available for readers to check out for free from their local library. The new partnership between OverDrive and NOOK Newsstand will enable readers to access popular magazines and newspapers in the same manner, and on the same website, as they discover and borrow OverDrive eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. Libraries will be able to purchase concurrent access to all selected publications.
Library patrons can check out these digital magazines and newspapers with a valid library card and read them through their NOOK account via a NOOK tablet device or Free NOOK Reading App available for a multitude of smartphones and tablets. Customers who download NOOK Newsstand content through their local library always have access to the free in-store support and expertise provided by the booksellers at Barnes & Noble’s more than 650 bookstores across the U.S.
“NOOK Newsstand is one of the leading providers of digital magazines and newspapers and this new partnership with OverDrive is another example of our commitment to delivering great content to all readers,” said Jonathan Shar, Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Digital Content at NOOK Media LLC. “OverDrive is the foremost supplier of eBooks to libraries and we are thrilled to partner with them to offer library patrons the opportunity to access our award-winning content and reading technology.”
“The new digital service for periodicals will provide readers the ability to read digital magazines and newspapers with a best-in-class user experience,” said David Burleigh, Director of Marketing & Communication at OverDrive. “Your library card, a NOOK Account, and an Internet connection are all you need to enjoy visually stunning magazines and familiar newspaper layouts on almost all tablets and smartphones.”
Barnes and Noble has just released their latest quarterly figures and things are looking fairly bleak. The NOOK segment (including digital content, devices and accessories) had revenues of $70 million for the quarter, decreasing 54.3% from a year ago. Device and accessories sales were $18 million for the quarter, a decrease of 78.6% from a year ago, due to lower unit selling volume. Digital content sales were $52 million for the quarter, a decline of 24.2% compared to a year ago, due primarily to lower device unit sales.
One of the big reasons why Nook has declined so much over the last few months was primarily due to the summer months and people not making big investments in technology. Things may pickup for the seminal holiday season with he release of the brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet.
Barnes and Noble is continuing its quest to officially separate the Nook division from their core bookstore business. This would make it easier for for an eventual sale. In a statement they said “In an effort to optimize the structure of the separation, the Company has been exploring various options and is in discussions with its NOOK Media partners to potentially restructure existing agreements; and with potential third-party partners. Such discussions could affect the structure and timing of the separation.”
Meet Stella, the fiercest and feistiest of the Angry Birds (and quite possibly the prettiest). Together with her closest friends: Dahlia, Poppy, Willow, and Luca, she will battle her used-to-be BFF, Gale –the Bad Princess who now has Minion Pigs at her disposal! Set on Golden Island in the Big Tree, Stella joins a long list of Angry Birds-themed games (with my favourite so far being Angry Birds Star Wars).
With a starring cast full of female protagonists, Angry Birds Stella looks to be a colourful and charismatic addition to the franchise. Gameplay should be familiar, with the requisite slingshot weaponry pitting good guys against dopey hog servants –which is just what we find comforting (and entertaining).
Angry Birds Stella will be available this upcoming September 4, 2014, but for those of you near to a Barnes and Noble, you can give the game a test-drive on one of their in-store Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablets beginning this Friday, August 29, 2014. Moves like this might be what keep brick and mortar style stores alive in this growing eCommerce age, with consumers looking for compelling reasons to actually step foot on a retail floor.
Barnes and Noble has just launched a brand new tablet in conjunction with Samsung. It costs $179 with a $20 mail in rebate, but the bookseller is hyping the fact you get an extra $200 worth of free content. What free stuff are they actually giving out?
When you pick up a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook you get three free eBooks. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, The Wanderer by Sharon Creech and I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore.
Customers can also pick 4 digital magazines from a pool of 12 for a free two week trial. There is a ton of great content, including Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, and US Weekly. Back issues are also available for your selected magazines at no extra cost.
Nook Video is giving free content to the hit HBO Series Veep, Hannibal, and Orphan Black.
New Barnes and Noble customers are also automatically given $5.00 in free credit when they buy the new tablet, giving them the ability to either get an eBook for free or use the money to subsidize a new mainstream bestseller.
Barnes and Noble is really hyping the free content as a way to lure existing customers to upgrade and offer a big incentive to new people looking for a tablet billed as an e-reader.
Barnes and Noble is having a press event on August the 20th and will be formally unveiling the new tablet they have co-developed with Samsung. In order to create some buzz the Nations largest bookseller has done something radically different from other product launches, hype.
B&N has borrowed a page out of Amazons playbook and created a new online commercial that features hardcore readers gushing over the new tablet. The essence of the video is looking at the reactions of first time users. This enhances the expectation that the software powering the Nooks will be radically different than anything seen before.
Barnes and Noble is teaming up with Google to delivery books the same day you order them online. Books will only be shipped to a few key markets, but the intention is to use Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area as a pilot for an eventual Nationwide rollout.
Google has been running Shopping Express only for only a year and only recently expanded out of California a few months ago. The premise Express is to partner with companies like Costco, Guitar Center, L’Occitane, Smart & Final, Staples, Target, and Walgreens and allow people to get things delivered to their house the same day the order is placed.
Barnes and Noble is betting on a few factors to make their same day book delivery system work. Shopping Express is offering a free six month subscription to get free shipping. Alternatively you can simply pay $4.99 for each shipment, instead of subscribing. Amazon’s same-day service costs $5.99 for members of its Prime program, which also has an annual rate of $99.99.
So what B&N stores are participating in this pilot project? The Union Square store in Manhattan, the Marina del Rey store near Los Angeles and a store on Stevens Creek Boulevard in San Jose. They will all have a dedicated person on site to assist customers in placing online orders for books, toys, games, magazines and other items. Google will collect the orders and hand them to a courier. Barnes & Noble stores have 22,000 to 163,000 titles, depending on the store size.
We live in an age of instant gratification. This is why the eBook industry exploded in the last few years and major publishers trumpet that they account for 21%-28% of their entire revenue stream. It is all too convenient to buy a book on your e-reader, smartphone or tablet and instantly be able to read it. Barnes and Noble is betting that same day deliveries will encourage more people to buy the print edition.
A few weeks ago Barnes and Noble announced that they were initiating a collaboration with Samsung for the next generation Nook tablets. Samsung will be selling one million Samsung Galaxy Tab 4th generation 7 and 10 inch tablets to Barnes and Noble and will also be helping in promotion. Today, Michael and Peter give you the full specs on the new tablets and if its a step in the right direction from the Nook HD and Nook HD+
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is currently being sold for $199 for the 7 inch and $349 for the 10 inch versions. This is the model that Barnes and Noble has agreed to purchase, because Samsung is giving the Nations largest bookseller a large discount. The tablets have lower resolution than the Nook HD and HD+, which may make magazines, kids books and graphic novels quite lackluster. The processors have been upgraded to a quadcore 1.2 GHZ processor from the dual core found on the prior models.
One thing we are really excited about is the front facing and rear facing cameras. Nook has never included a camera in any of their tablets, and this has prevented popular apps such as Vine, Snapchat and Camera360 from running. Now, Nook owners will be able to shoot videos, take selfies and snap a pic for their profiles.
Lets take a look at the final hardware for the Samsung Galaxy 4 Nook. The seven inch model will have a resolution of 1280 x 800, 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor and 1.5 GB of RAM. It has 8GB of memory and can be expanded further via the SD Card. The front facing camera will have 1.3 MP and the rear facing one will be 3.0 MP. The prior Nook tablets had Android 4.0 and these models will ship with 4.4 Kitkat. Google Play will also be available on launch day, so customer scan download a ton of content. The 10 inch model has similar specs to the 7 inch, except it has 16GB of internal storage
In the Good e-Reader Roundtable Discussion, Michael and Peter talk about the full specs and how Barnes and Noble can get the most value from this collaboration. Also, can Barnes and Noble possibly market these devices to other markets?
Now that school is out for most of the country, there’s a honeymoon period of sorts in which many kids don’t have to get up early and can watch as much TV as humanly possible. But somewhere along the way, parents look at their kids–whose bodies seem to have actually fused to the couch–and want them to spend a little time engaged in something else.
Summer reading programs offer incentives to readers, like the ones offered each year by Scholastic and Barnes and Noble. These programs offer live and virtual participation, as well as encourage print and digital reading for a wide variety of age groups and reading levels. Local libraries are often involved in either one of those two events, or in staging their own similar programs.
At this year’s BookExpo event, two companies were featuring their children’s ebook subscription services. FarFaria and Stories Alive both offer a platform for tablet-based content with engaging and purposeful bones features. In both cases, the enhancements to the text are not simply “bells and whistles” for the sake of piling on the technology. Both platforms offer read-aloud narration at different lower levels, along with text highlighting to bring the focus to the words. The stories also include the ability to download the content, including audio, for offline reading.
“We have a new interface called Stories Alive. We have 170 books, and we add one a week,” explained Umesh Shukla of Auryn. “This keeps the same notion of how to get the kids into the story, plus extras to make them keep reading.”
The functionality of the titles include little details for readers, such as the small calendar on the kitchen wall within the book Crazy Hair Day changes each time the reader opens it to reflect that real day and date; a blank page within the story is designed for the reader to draw a picture, and when they turn the page, their drawings are on the bulletin board at the back of the classroom. These easter eggs within each story are all designed with the purposeful intention of helping the reader engage with the content.
Incorporated games and features also give the kids reasons to keep turning the pages, but a built-in functionality prevents kids from simply flipping through the pages to get to the fun add-ons by requiring them to interact for a certain amount of time on each page before it changes.One of the exciting new functions of children’s app books from companies like these is the ability that lets parents purchase a title for a family tablet, while still establishing multiple readers of the book. That means different members of the household can find these features or unlock games without “spoiling” the rest of the book.
Barnes and Noble has announced that they are bowing out of the audiobook industry starting July 1st 2014. The Nation’s largest bookseller is imploring customers to backup all of their old titles before they are gone for good.
Many people in the industry were very surprised to know that B&N even sold audiobooks. The company never issued press releases or acquired their own library of content. Instead, they relied on Overdrive to provide all of the audio editions for them. This made the process confusing to customers because they would have to use the Overdrive Media Console to listen to audio editions they purchased, making the entire process convoluted.
Barnes and Nobles strategy for selling digital audio editions could not be any different from Amazon owned Audible. Audible consistently acquires new titles and buys out defunct companies assets to bolster their own catalog.
The entire audiobook industry is currently worth around 1.6 billion dollars and that figure should climb further. The main reason? Audio book producers have been increasing their output. 13,255 titles came out in 2012, up from 4,602 in 2009.
Schools around the country are getting ready to dismiss for the summer months, but parents don’t have to let the gains their children made during the year slip away. The dreaded phenomenon known as “summer slide” can be thwarted with just a few minutes a day of focused reading. To help parents offer the students reading content that won’t seem like a chore, Barnes and Noble has kicked off its annual summer reading program with a host of titles and incentives.
Called Imagination Destination, this year’s program offers parents and teachers the same great tools and tips that they’ve come to rely on. In addition, kids who complete their summer reading logs can bring those in to a local B&N location and receive a free book from a curated list of titles. For parents who want to stay on top of their students’ summer progress, the free NOOKApp is available, which can enable them to be prepared with age-appropriate and grade-level minded titles at a moment’s notice.
“Our Summer Reading Program encourages kids and their parents to engage their imaginations all summer long so the learning never ends,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Vice President, Business Development for Barnes & Noble, in a statement. “It’s so much fun for a parent to see a child’s face light up when they turn in their completed journal sheet and get to choose a free book from the store display. Parents, educators, and librarians love the program, too, because they also want to encourage children to read during the summer months. Add our reading groups, weekly Storytimes, Hands-On Learning events, special promotions and the best lineup of summer skills workbooks, and Barnes & Noble is the best destination for reading fun, learning and savings, all summer long.”
To access the free summer reading kit and its activities, visit bn.com/summerreading.