Cyber Monday Kicks Off Online Holiday Shopping at Barnes & Noble.com
Stephen Colbert's I Am America (and so Can You!), Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' Raising Sand, and the 2007 environmental series, Planet Earth, Among Most Popular Items Purchased by Barnes & Noble.com Customers

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the worlds largest bookseller, announced that Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com) kicked off the online holiday shopping season on Cyber Monday, November 26. Customers selected many items from Barnes & Nobles 2007 Holiday Gift Catalog, which contains the seasons books, CDs, DVDs, calendars, gift items, toys, and video-games at up to 40% off list price.

Cyber Monday kicked off special Barnes & Noble.com promotional offers. They include a free travel bag with a $75 purchase and up to 50% off certain DVDs.

Some of the most popular products sold on Cyber Monday at Barnes & Noble.com included:

  • Shoppers cant seem to get enough of Stephen Colbert, making his book, I Am America (and so Can You!), one of the years bestsellers.
  • My So-Called Life The Complete Series was a hit, dominating DVD sales and planting smiles on Claire Danes fans as they unwrap their presents on Christmas morning.
  • The unlikely pairing of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss proved genius, with music enthusiasts propelling the Raising Sand collaboration to the top of the CD buying lists.
  • Nintendo Wii lovers throughout the country are welcoming the new era of gaming this season with Super Mario Galaxy, the bestselling video-game on the list.
  • Kids and geography buffs alike are making the entertaining and educational Scrambled States of America a top-selling game.
  • The first eight seasons of Seinfeld and dozens of movie favorites were among the bestselling DVD titles, which were 50% off.

The most popular searches over the holiday weekend and on Cyber Monday were:

  • The 2007 series Planet Earth was one of the most-searched-for items, proving that the environment is top of mind for shoppers this season.
  • Alicia Keys, Josh Groban, James Taylor, Carrie Underwood and Celine Dion were among the most popular musicians searched.
  • Searches for Hairspray, the hit Broadway musical turned film, found itself amid good company this year. Other highly searched movies included Transformers, Star Wars and Ratatouille.

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 customers in Manhattan, 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.

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About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the worlds largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 801 bookstores in 50 states. For the fourth year in a row, the company is the nations top bookseller brand, as determined by a brands overall strength based on its combination of familiarity, quality and purchase intent, according to the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive®. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), one of the Webs largest e-commerce sites.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the companys corporate website: http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Contacts:

Barnes & Noble, Inc
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
cbrown@bn.com
or
The Rosen Group
Rachel Sussman/Diane Stefani
212-255-8455
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diane@rosengrouppr.com
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