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--()--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 BN.com/Educator to learn how to enter from Saturday, October 8, through Sunday, October 16.

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 Learning 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 www.bn.com/storelocator 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 BN.com/Educator 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 BN.com/Educator.

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, 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), 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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Contacts

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

Contacts

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