Barnes & Noble Announces the Return of Fan-Favorite LEGO® Architecture Studio Event in Stores Nationwide October 17

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Customers Can Bring Their LEGO Creations to Life While Local Experts
and Bookseller Enthusiasts Teach Them the Principles of Architecture
that Influence Their Building

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest
retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, today announced the exciting return of its popular
LEGO Architecture Studio Event to take place at stores nationwide on
Saturday, October 17, at 2 p.m. During Barnes & Noble’s LEGO
Architecture Studio event, adults and teens will have the unique
opportunity to build their own creations while sharing and discussing
their individual design processes with fellow participants. Plus,
knowledgeable local architects and LEGO enthusiasts will be on hand to
teach customers about the fascinating principles of architecture that
influence their building, including scale, symmetry, point of reference,
modules, repetition and more. Customers should contact their local store
now for more information and to sign up for the event. To provide an
optimal customer experience it is limited to 25 participants per store.

“We are thrilled to once again provide customers with the valuable
opportunity to express their unique creativity and imaginative design
skills through LEGO Architecture Studio,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Vice
President, Business Development for Barnes & Noble. “Barnes & Noble is
committed to engaging customers in hands-on experiences that teach them
about designing, handcrafting and constructing, and there is no better
way to accomplish this goal than with inspiring and interactive tools
like LEGO Architecture Studio.”

In 2013, Barnes & Noble hosted its first LEGO Architecture Studio event
at more than 400 stores. Due to its success, the event is back and
bigger than ever this year at all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, and
LEGO enthusiasts across the country will have the opportunity to join
their local community as they explore the fascinating parameters and
planning involved in design and architecture.

Plus, at this year’s event, an exclusive, limited-edition LEGO
Architecture T-shirt is available with the purchase of any LEGO
Architecture Studio, while supplies last. Customers should contact their
local store for more details.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s
largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products. The Company operates 647 Barnes & Noble
bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites,
BN.com (www.bn.com).
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 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com)
and UK (www.nook.co.uk),
plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, 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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Contacts

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Senior
Vice President, Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Alan
McNamara, 212-633-3379
Director, Corporate Communications
amcnamara@bn.com