October 22, 2012 at 08:30 AM EDT
Barnes & Noble Announces Dog on It from Spencer Quinn’s Chet and Bernie Series As the Latest Spotlight Pick

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Dog on It from Spencer Quinn’s Chet and Bernie series will be featured as the latest pick for “Barnes & Noble Spotlight” (www.bn.com/spotlight), a NOOK Book program that features great writers at irresistible prices. Twice a month, Barnes & Noble Spotlight picks an author of a popular or breakout series from various genres and offers one of their titles at a special price, helping NOOK® readers discover new authors and dive into an exciting series for a wallet-friendly price. From October 20 through November 2, Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Bookstore will offer Dog on It from the bestselling Chet and Bernie series for only 99 cents.

Dog on It introduces readers to the sleuthing duo of Chet and Bernie, a K-9 academy dropout and his unlucky private detective owner who runs the Little Detective Agency. When a 15-year-old girl in the neighborhood goes missing, Chet and Bernie are called in to find the girl and her captor. Much to everyone’s surprise, the girl soon returns home, only to disappear shortly again after. As Chet and Bernie follow clue after clue, the detective duo must try and solve the case before they end up in way over their heads. Dog on It, which was also featured as a Barnes & Noble Recommends pick in 2009, is the first of five novels in the Chet and Bernie series. Each book, narrated by the lovable canine, follows Chet and Bernie as they try to solve crimes without getting into too much mischief.

Spencer Quinn is The New York Times bestselling author of the Chet and Bernie mysteries. Critically acclaimed for his humorous and entertaining stories, every novel in the Chet and Bernie series has also been on The New York Times bestsellers list. Spencer recently released the eShort Story NOOK Book, A Cat Was Involved, as an addition to the five novel Chet and Bernie mystery series.

Spotlight features titles from different genres including popular romance, young adult and fiction. Customers who “like” NOOK on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nook) and follow NOOK on Twitter (www.twitter.com/nookbn) will be among the first to hear about the Spotlight picks.

NOOK Books that are featured in Barnes & Noble Spotlight, along with the more than 3 million other NOOK Books, magazines and newspapers available, can be purchased and read on the award-winning NOOK line of devices. All NOOK Books can also be read through a range of free NOOK reading apps available for iPad, iPhone®, Android, Mac® and PC, and can be downloaded at www.bn.com/freenookapps.

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 689 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 667 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associated 2012 Customer Service Champion and is one of only 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

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About NOOK®

NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to read what you love, anywhere you like with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store of more than 3 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through free NOOK Reading Apps and NOOK Video apps, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps. NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.nook.com, as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products will also soon be available in the United Kingdom through www.nook.co.uk and leading retailers.

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Contacts:

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
cbrown@bn.com
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