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Sesame Street NOOK Books™ Now Available on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+ in the UK

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the availability of popular Sesame Street favorites as NOOK Books, including Abby Cadabby’s Rhyme Time, Elmo Loves You and 1, 2, 3 Count with Me in the UK. Children and parents can now experience their favorite Sesame Street titles in an exciting new way on Barnes & Noble’s new, highly-acclaimed NOOK HD, the ultra-light and highest-resolution 7-inch HD tablet, and NOOK HD+, the lightest and lowest priced full HD tablet.

“We are excited to add the popular Sesame Street titles to our extensive picture book catalogue of NOOK Books,” said Jim Hilt, Vice President of eBooks for NOOK. “Sesame Street has been a leader in technology and education for young children for many years and we are thrilled to bring these family-favorite stories to NOOK customers in the UK through the NOOK Store (www.nook.co.uk) and leading high street retailers.”

Sesame Street fans in the UK can now enjoy stories with some of their favorite characters wherever they go,” said Renee Mascara, Vice President of International Media Distribution, Sesame Workshop. “We are always looking to give children and parents opportunities to read together, and these Sesame Street NOOK Books provide families a vibrant new way to explore books and encourage a love of reading.”

With the highest resolution 7-inch display, reading and entertainment content looks better than ever on NOOK HD. At only 11.1 ounces (315 grams) and just 5-inches wide, NOOK HD fits beautifully in the hand, and is more than 20 percent lighter and nearly a half-inch narrower than Kindle Fire HD, so customers will want to take it everywhere. The world’s most exceptional 7-inch reading and entertainment tablet is available in two colors, “Snow” and “Smoke,” starting at just £159 (8GB) and £189 (16GB).

For those who want to enjoy reading and entertainment on a larger scale, NOOK HD+ offers a must-see full HD 9-inch display for up to 1080p for movies, magazines and more. The fully laminated display reduces glare and provides excellent viewing angles, perfect for personal or shared viewing. At only 18.2 ounces (515 grams), NOOK HD+ is the lightest full HD tablet ever invented. Offered in the color “Slate,” and featuring great battery life and expandable memory for even more storage, NOOK HD+ is available for £229 (16GB) and £269 (32GB).

Barnes & Noble’s award-winning line of devices, including NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets and NOOK® Simple Touch and NOOK® Simple Touch GlowLight E Ink® eReaders, are available through the NOOK Store (www.nook.co.uk) and through leading participating retailers including John Lewis, Argos, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Dixons, Waitrose, Blackwell’s and Foyles.

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 only one of 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.

NOOK®, NOOK Store, NOOK Video, NOOK Video Apps are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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About NOOK Media LLC

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 are available in the United Kingdom through www.nook.co.uk and leading retailers.

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About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows including The Electric Company, to help bridge the literacy gap. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org.

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