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Barnes & Noble.com Launches Annual ``Holiday Gift Guide'' with Savings up to 40% Off
Featuring the Season's Best Books, Movies and Music Big Selection of Games, Videogames and Toys Free Shipping with Minimum $25 Order and Delivery within 3 Days With "Fast & Free Delivery"

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Nov. 2, 2006 Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, today announced the launch of the Barnes & Noble.com 2006 "Holiday Gift Guide," a selection of the season's best books, CDs, and DVDs, as well as calendars, gift items, toys, and videogames discounted at up to 40% off list prices.

Thousands of gift ideas are presented in an easy-to-navigate format organized by categories as well as by recipients and their interests. And, with "Fast & Free Delivery," gifts will arrive within three business days. In addition, a brand new selection of beautifully designed Barnes & Noble gift cards are also available for purchase online and can be redeemed either online or in any Barnes & Noble store nationwide.

This year, members of Barnes & Noble's loyalty program will find even greater values when shopping at Barnes & Noble stores or at Barnes & Noble.com. New Member benefits announced just last week ago provide discounts of 40% off list prices on hardcover fiction and nonfiction bestsellers, and 20% off the list prices of all other adult hardcover books.

Barnes & Noble.com customers can place orders as late as December 18th and receive delivery by the 24th and still take advantage of free shipping when purchasing orders of $25 or more via "Fast & Free Delivery." Orders placed by noon EST on December 20th using Next Day Air will arrive by December 24th. For Manhattanites, the popular Same Day Delivery service is also available through December 22nd; orders placed by 11 a.m. will be delivered by 7 p.m. that day. The online Holiday Delivery Calendar helps customers select the shipping method that will ensure delivery in time for the holidays.

"This year's Holiday Gift Guide contains our best-ever selection at the very best prices. In addition to a terrific assortment of books, music and movies, we have also included in this year's Gift Guide a big selection of educational toys and games, and gifts for the home and office so that there is something for everyone on your list at Barnes & Noble.com. Our huge selection, fast service and great values make shopping at Barnes & Noble.com an enjoyable experience for everyone," said Marie Toulantis, chief executive officer of Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com).

In addition to classic holiday gift ideas, this year Barnes & Noble.com has expanded its selection of toys and games. And new for the holiday season, Barnes & Noble.com will offer a selection of children's gift-baskets, each containing an age, gender and interest appropriate mix of books/toys/movies/music.

There are also a number of Barnes & Noble.com exclusive products this season including: All Together Now (Beatles for Kids), We Get A Kick Out of Jazz Too, and It's Chanukah Time. This year, "Sudoku Master Board Game," NFL Trivia Challenge," and "Newshound Board Game" are among the host of exclusive games that are being made available.

The Holiday Gift Guide includes gifts for everyone ranging from the "Cranium Hullabaloo DVD Game," a perfect gift for kids with inquisitive minds, to bestselling author Charles Frazier's new book, Thirteen Moons, to cookbooks by the popular Rachael Ray, and the beautiful new book of photography, A Photographer's Life by Annie Leibovitz.

Barnes & Noble gift cards are always a popular holiday choice. New designs this year include many for children such as Eragon, Curious George and Charlotte's Web. The gift cards can be both purchased and redeemed online or at Barnes & Noble stores and have no expiration date or dormancy fee.


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About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 799 bookstores in 50 states. For the fifth year in a row, the company is the nation's top retail brand for quality, according to the EquiTrend(R) Brand Study by Harris Interactive(R). Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com (http://www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites and the number one online bookseller for quality among e-commerce companies, according to the latest EquiTrend survey.
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate Web site: http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com.