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A Blockbuster Year for Christmas Reading with Great Titles from Bestselling Authors on the NOOK Store®

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), one of the world’s largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the list of must-have books for Christmas. With new books coming from bestselling authors such as Terry Pratchett, Martina Cole, Ian Rankin, Jennifer Saunders and many more between now and Christmas, customers are already visiting to purchase the latest titles.

“We have an amazing line-up of new books for all ages available starting today and we predict the most peaceful Christmas ever as families sit down to enjoy some great reads. We are already seeing strong demand for new releases online at,” said Jim Hilt, Managing Director, Barnes & Noble S.à.r.l. “As we head towards Christmas, NOOK is offering customers the leading selection of great new books, and we’ll be adding over 100 fantastic titles between now and January.”

Top adult, children and teen picks from NOOK for the Christmas season include:

The Best of the Season for Adults: Fiction

  • Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth
  • The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
  • Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
  • Revenge by Martina Cole
  • Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
  • How to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern
  • Identical by Scott Turow
  • The Embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith
  • Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks
  • The Flavours of Love by Dorothy Koomson
  • Dust by Patricia Cornwell
  • The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
  • Spellbound by Sylvia Day
  • Command Authority by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney

The Best of the Season for Adults: Non-Fiction

  • One Summer by Bill Bryson
  • David Jason: My Life by David Jason
  • Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders
  • Always Managing by Harry Redknapp
  • The Moaning of Life by Karl Pilkington
  • An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist by Richard Dawkins
  • Morrissey by Morrissey
  • Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography by Alex Ferguson
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Scotland’s Jesus: The Only Officially Non-Racist Comedian by Frankie Boyle
  • Peas and Queues by Sandi Toksvig
  • 1,339 QI Facts to Make You Eat Your Hat by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — OFFICIAL MOVIE GUIDE by Brian Sibley
  • On the Road by Richard Hammond
  • A Book of Voyages by Patrick O’Brian
  • Cold by Ranulph Fiennes
  • Something for the Weekend by Terry Wogan

The Best of the Season for Children and Teens

  • Allegiant: Divergent Book 3 by Veronica Roth
  • The Demon Dentist by David Walliams
  • The Chronicles of Narmo by Caitlin Moran
  • Diamond by Jacqueline Wilson
  • Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  • Geek Girl (2) — MODEL MISFIT by Holly Smale
  • Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
  • Daylighters by Rachel Caine
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
  • CHERUB: Dark Sun and Other Stories by Robert Muchamore
  • The Slightly Annoying Elephant by David Walliams
  • Dodger's Guide to London by Terry Pratchett

Customers are invited to browse and shop the NOOK Christmas Shop, featuring eight Christmas book lists and one Christmas newsstand list, as well as all the other great content that NOOK has to offer, including the top UK newspapers and magazines and a leading selection of apps, online at

Access to the expansive library is available across the critically acclaimed NOOK tablets and eReaders. NOOK now has the most affordable line of eReaders and tablets in the UK. Customers can purchase the award-winning NOOK Simple Touch® GlowLight® eReader for just £49, the 7-inch NOOK® HD tablet for just £79 (8GB) and £99 (16GB), while the 9-inch NOOK® HD+ tablet is available for just £129 (16GB) and £149 (32GB). This award-winning line of NOOK devices is available at major UK retailers including Argos, ASDA, Blackwell’s, Foyles, Currys and PC World, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Very, both in stores and online.

For more information on any of NOOK’s innovative products and devices, including the Free NOOK Reading Apps for iOS and Android devices, or to shop the more than 2.5 million titles available in the NOOK Store, visit

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 674 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, ( 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® (, while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 692 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 Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & 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:

NOOK®, NOOK Store®, NOOK Video, and 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 (US) and 2.5 million (UK) 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 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, as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the United Kingdom at leading retailers; NOOK content can be purchased at

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