NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced special events in all stores nationwide during the week of July 21 as part of Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble, a month-long pop culture celebration. On Wednesday, July 23, Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host Batman Day, a special celebration of the Caped Crusader with Batman-themed activities, giveaways and exclusive Batman merchandise. Barnes & Noble will also host a DC Comics Spectacular from Wednesday, July 23, through Sunday, July 27, with fun activities, special giveaways and an exciting 5-day-only offer of buy 2, get the 3rd free on all DC Comics graphic novels. Additionally, Barnes & Noble has partnered with FUNKO to offer exclusive, never-before-seen, collectibles during the Barnes & Noble Comic Convention Collectibles weekend from Thursday, July 24, through Sunday, July 27, while supplies last. For more information on these great events and everything that’s happening during Get Pop-Cultured month, customers can visit their local Barnes & Noble store or www.bn.com/GetPop-Cultured.
Batman Day – July 23
It’s been 75 years since Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 and he has become one of the most popular superheroes and cultural icons of the last century. Barnes & Noble is celebrating the Caped Crusader’s enormous influence on pop culture on Batman Day, July 23, at all Barnes & Noble stores with fun Batman-themed activities, special giveaways, and Batman merchandise. Special merchandise includes a Batman comic book giveaway (limited supplies) of a special edition 75th anniversary collector’s issue featuring the original Batman story (issue #27) and Brad Meltzer’s re-imagined story of Batman’s origins (#27 New 52 series); free giveaways of bags, bookmarks, and buttons while supplies last; and the chance to win a Mini Bat Signal.
Barnes & Noble stores across the country have many exciting activities and events planned. The Barnes & Noble store in Cedar Rapids, IA, will have one of the original Batmobiles from the 1960’s television series that is signed by Adam West, while the Barnes & Noble store in Eden Prairie, MN, will have a full-size, 1960’s replica of the Batmobile, complete with a bat phone, bat scope and atomic power exhausts. Fans can see them up close and take pictures to share with friends on social media. Other highlights include: the Union Square store in New York City will host a LEGO group build with Batman LEGO kits; the store at The Grove in Los Angeles will host a special Batman Day costume parade; the Barnes & Noble in Broomall, PA, will host a fun Batman cookie decorating activity as well as superhero photoshoots; and the Barnes & Noble store on the Upper West Side in New York City will host a model Gotham City and Storytime with Batman. Batman fans should contact their local Barnes & Noble store for details on all the great events happening during Batman Day.
DC Comics Spectacular – July 23 to July 27
DC Comics is the creator of a pantheon of massively popular characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Hawkman and The Green Arrow, as well as superhero teams the Justice League and the Teen Titans. The DC Comics Spectacular from July 23-27 at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide offers fans the opportunity to celebrate DC Comics with fun activities, special giveaways and a 5-day-only offer of buy 2, get the 3rd free on all DC Comics graphic novels. In addition, customers can also take advantage of a fantastic 5-day, in-store-only eBook offer on select digital graphic novels for $4.99.
Comic Convention Collectibles Weekend – July 24 to July 27
Barnes & Noble has partnered with FUNKO, creator of POP!, the Legacy Collection and ReAction Figure Lines, to offer customers the opportunity to purchase never-before-seen exclusive collectibles that can only be found at this summer’s premier comic convention. Barnes & Noble is thrilled to be able to make convention exclusives more accessible to fans. In addition, 25 lucky customers per store will receive a FREE Funko POP! TV Collector’s Poster with the purchase of any regularly priced POP! Collectible while supplies last.
Get Pop-Cultured Sweepstakes from NOOK
Customers can enter the Get Pop-Cultured NOOK Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $1,000 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a deluxe Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour for two in Los Angeles, CA, plus many other great prizes. To enter, customers can visit the NOOK Boutique™ at their local Barnes & Noble store anytime between July 18 and August 10, where they should look for the specially created Get Pop-Cultured NOOK App™ on the displayed NOOK devices.
Get Pop-Cultured on Social Media
Pop culture fans should follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, and like Barnes & Noble on Facebook for the very latest information on Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble, including announcements about upcoming events and promotions. Pop culture fans can also follow NOOK on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
Throughout the month Barnes & Noble will be announcing many more exclusive events, including exciting author appearances and signings, as well as giveaways and exclusive content and products. For a full schedule of local events and author appearances, and for more details regarding giveaways, competitions and sweepstakes, visit www.bn.com/GetPop-Cultured.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 661 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® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store® (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 700 bookstores serving over five million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States.
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