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Christine Riccio’s Again, but Better First Selection

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail
bookseller, today announced the launch of the new Barnes & Noble Young
Adult (YA) Book Club, a national monthly book club designed to bring
together young adult readers to discuss some of the most anticipated YA
books being published. To kick-off the book club, Barnes & Noble is
announcing three exciting debut authors for discussion this summer. The
free YA Book Clubs will be held the second Thursday of each month at the
Company’s stores nationwide, led by expert booksellers, and featuring
special in-store promotions and giveaways, while supplies last.

“We’ve gotten strong demand from our customers to host YA Book Clubs in
our stores,” said Stephanie Fryling, Vice President of Merchandising,
Children’s Books. “That’s why we are so excited to select books every
month written specifically for YA readers and invite fans to meet and
discuss these great stories in communities around the country.”

Barnes & Noble’s first YA Book Club selection is Again, but Better,
by author and social media sensation Christine Riccio. The Barnes &
Noble YA Book Club Edition of the book is available in stores and on BN.com,
and includes a Q&A with Christine Riccio and an exclusive deleted scene
by the author. The YA Book Club night to discuss the book will be held
in stores nationwide on Thursday, June 13, at 7 PM. Customers can sign
up to attend at BN.com/YABookClub.

Barnes & Noble’s first three selections for the YA Book Club are:

  • June: Again,
    but Better
     
    by Christine Riccio, Thursday, June 13, at 7
    PM. Again, But Better is a story about second chances,
    discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again.
  • July: We
    Hunt the Flame
    by Hafsah Faizal, Thursday, July 11, at 7 PM.
    Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We
    Hunt the Flame
    is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear,
    and taking identity into your own hands.
  • August: Wilder
    Girls
    by Rory Power, Thursday, August 8, at 7 PM. Wilder
    Girls
    is a debut novel about three best friends living in
    quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to
    uncover the truth of their confinement.

Barnes & Noble will also be offering customers 50% off select debut
young adult authors on the Thursday of YA Book Club through the
following Sunday. Customers who attend the Book Club discussions can
also purchase $2 Teavana tea from stores with Barnes & Noble Cafés.

For more details, customers can ask one of their local, knowledgeable
Barnes & Noble booksellers, or check BN.com/YABookClub.
They can also join the conversation on TwitterInstagramPinterest,
Snapchat (bnsnaps) and Facebook,
using hashtag #BNYABookClub.

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Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate
Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alex Ortolani
Director
Corporate Communications
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633-3379
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