FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Barnes & Noble, Inc., (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced that eBooks from technical publisher Apress, Inc. are now available on the BN eBookstore (www.bn.com/ebooks). Apress eBooks can be read on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK family of full-featured dedicated eReading devices including the NOOK™ 3G and the new NOOK Wi-Fi®. Customers can also access Apress eBooks on a wide range of platforms including hundreds of computing and mobile devices enabled with free BN eReader software and third-party eBook readers including iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®, BlackBerry®, and HTC HD2™, PC and Mac®– ensuring consumers the access to the content they want, anytime, anywhere.

“We are excited to now offer the high-quality titles from Apress to our eBookstore customers,” said Theresa Horner, Director of Digital Products for Barnes & Noble.com. “The B&N eBookstore offers customers more than one million titles, newspapers and magazines, available for download in seconds. As more consumers are discovering the joys of eReading, we’re excited to help connect Barnes & Noble’s digital content offering from esteemed publishers such as Apress.”

“The popularity of Apress eBooks among our tech savvy readers for over the past 6 years displays how important it is to us, as a leading technology publisher, to make our content accessible and available on eReaders like the exciting new NOOK,” says Jeffrey Stonefield, Director of Marketing and Operations at Apress. “Our work with the B&N eBookstore demonstrates our commitment to reaching customers and making the eReading experience easy and enjoyable.”

ABOUT NOOK™ from Barnes & Noble
The most full-featured dedicated eBook Readers on the market, Barnes & Noble’s NOOK family marries innovative technology and sleek minimalist design with access to the Barnes & Noble eBookstore of more than one million eBooks, newspapers and magazines. NOOK's color touch screen for navigation along with a best-in-class E Ink display offer an immersive, enjoyable eReading experience. NOOK 3G offers both free 3G wireless and Wi-Fi connectivity and NOOK Wi-Fi features Wi-Fi connectivity. Barnes & Noble is the only company to offer digital lending for a wide selection of eBooks through its LendMe™ technology available on all NOOK devices. In Barnes & Noble stores, NOOK 3G and NOOK Wi-Fi customers can access free Wi-Fi connectivity, enjoy the beta Read In Store feature to browse many complete eBooks for free, and the More In Store program, which offers free, exclusive content and special promotions. Both NOOK models offer consumers great value with NOOK 3G available for $199 in Barnes & Noble stores and www.nook.com, and NOOK Wi-Fi online for $149. NOOK 3G is also available at Best Buy stores and www.bestbuy.com and NOOK Wi-Fi can be ordered at www.bestbuy.com.

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ABOUT BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 717 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 633 college bookstores serving nearly 4 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is the nation's top bookseller brand for the seventh year in a row, as determined by a combination of the brand's performance on familiarity, quality, and purchase intent; the top bookseller in quality for the second year in a row and the number two retailer in trust, 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 Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than one million titles in its eBookstore (www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOKTM eReading product offering, customers can buy and read eBooks on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK eBook Readers, devices from partner companies, and hundreds of the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software.

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