NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, will celebrate Spring Educator Appreciation Week April 14 – April 22. All Barnes & Noble stores and Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com) will offer special discounts and promotions for pre K-grade 12 educators and administrators, including special offers on Barnes & Noble’s award-winning line of NOOK devices. Stores across the country will also host special events, workshops and award ceremonies for our annual My Favorite Teacher Contest.
Educators who shop at Barnes & Noble during Educator Appreciation Week will receive 20% off NOOK Tablet – 16GB™, NOOK Color™ and NOOK Simple Touch™ and 15% off NOOK Tablet – 8GB™, along with a 25% discount on personal and classroom purchases, and a 10% discount on DVDs and music. In addition, educators will have a chance to win a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card, a NOOK Tablet, a Pimsleur Unlimited Language system, and other prizes, giveaways, delicious treats and beverages through local and regional raffles and contests. Educators must present a valid Barnes & Noble Educators Discount Card to receive the discounts.*
As part of the Educator Appreciation Week celebration, stores will hold receptions for Barnes & Noble’s My Favorite Teacher Awards, an annual contest which allows students to tell their communities how much they appreciate their teachers. Select Barnes & Noble stores may also host special events and workshops. Events will highlight the many services Barnes & Noble offers designed to save educators time and money. Services include providing educators with information on the newest titles and authors in Children’s and YA literature; discussions on the hottest literary trends and genres; assistance with curriculum development and suggestions for teaching guides and classroom materials; and bulk discounting. Customers are encouraged to check with their local store for details on all events.
Spring Educator Appreciation Week is also a great opportunity for stores to work with local schools on preparing students for summer reading. Booksellers will work with educators on their summer reading lists and be sure stores have plenty of inventory of the required reading available for students during the summer months. Booksellers will also prep educators on the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading program and provide materials to be distributed in the classroom before students leave for the summer break.
*Normal exclusions apply. See any bookseller for details.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 691 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 641 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through BN.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ (www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read digital books and content on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK devices, partner company products, and the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associated 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.
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