Barnes & Noble Celebrates Pre-K-12 Teachers & Administrators During Fall Educator Appreciation Days, October 8-16

Educators Will Enjoy Tech Demonstrations and a Sweepstakes to Win a
Maker Space for the Classroom in Anticipation of B&N’s Second Annual
Mini Maker Faire, November 5-6

Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide Will Host an Exclusive Workshop
Designed by Shell Education that Explores Culturally & Linguistically
Responsive Teaching

Fantastic Offers for Educators Include a 25% Discount on Most
Merchandise and More

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 that it will once again host its
Fall Educator Appreciation Days from Saturday, October 8, through
Sunday, October 16. Barnes & Noble’s Educator Appreciation Days occur
several times during the year, recognizing pre-K-12 public, private and
homeschool educators and administrators, and providing them with an
opportunity to enjoy special programs and events, explore the company’s
vast selection of products and save with deeper discounts.

Special Events & Sweepstakes Leading up to
Barnes & Noble’s Second Annual Mini Maker Faire

During Educator Appreciation Days, in anticipation of its second annual
retail Mini Maker Faire, Barnes & Noble will host special tech product
demonstrations that will give educators the opportunity to preview the
latest tech tools and learn about coding, soldering and 3D printing, as
they experience how STEAM can enhance their classroom or school Maker
Space. The tools that will be demoed are designed to inspire and help
students design, create and make innovative projects, and will include
the littleBits™ STEAM Student Set, the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 WiFi 3D Printer
from XYZprinting, the WEMake FM Radio Soldering Kit from Elenco®
and Dash Robot from Wonder Workshop.

Plus, back by popular demand, Barnes & Noble is once again hosting a
national sweepstakes in which educators can enter for the chance to be
the one winner from across the country who will win a Maker Space for
their school, featuring some of the leading products in technology today
including littleBits™ STEAM Student Set, Dash Robot by Wonder Workshop,
Code-a-Pillar by Fisher Price, Bloxels Build Your Own Video Games by
Mattel, da Vinci Jr. 1.0 WiFi 3D Printer and a 7.0-inch Samsung Galaxy
Tab A NOOK ®.

The single national sweepstakes winner will also receive books that
teach how to use technology in the spirit of collaboration, cooperative
learning and teamwork. The book prize package includes titles like Making
Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation
and Getting
Started in Raspberry Pi

To enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win the Maker Space that is
valued at approximately $4,300.00, educators should contact their local
Barnes & Noble store or visit
to learn how to enter from Saturday, October 8, through Sunday, October

Barnes & Noble Hosts Exclusive Shell Education
Workshop on Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching

Also during Educator Appreciation Days, all Barnes & Noble stores will
host an exclusive workshop designed by Shell Education that is based on
the book Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and
by Dr. Sharroky Hollie, Ph.D., which will discuss
culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and explore ways to
use these strategies in the classroom. The importance of culturally and
linguistically responsive teaching and learning is growing as educators
seek to infuse instruction that validates and affirms diverse classrooms.

Plus, throughout Educator Appreciation Days, all Barnes & Noble stores
will host additional free workshops and/or educator receptions. Educator
Appreciation Days events may focus on a variety of topics, including but
not limited to Barnes & Noble bookfairs, information about new
Children’s and Teen titles and award-winning books, plus more. Workshops
and educator receptions will vary by store, and educators are encouraged
to contact their local Barnes & Noble store or visit for
more information.

Incredible Discounts for Educators on Most
Merchandise Available at Barnes & Noble

As always during Educator Appreciation Days, public, private and
homeschool educators who shop at their local Barnes & Noble store or
online at will
receive special discounts on merchandise, including:

  • 25% discount on personal and classroom books, toys, games, music,
    movies and more;
  • 10% off the list price of select NOOK devices;
  • 10% discount on all Café consumable purchases;
  • Other local giveaways, such as gift cards, books, posters, educator
    guides, sticker sheets, activity kits, tote bags and more.

These special offers are available to pre-K-12 teachers and
administrators enrolled in the free Barnes & Noble Educator Discount
program. To take advantage of these offers, educators can apply for
their Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card at their local store. The
application form is available in store or online at

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 638 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 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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Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
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Corporate Communications
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