Barnes & Noble Stores to Host Curiosity Day with Curious George Event on September 21

Barnes & Noble Stores to Host Curiosity Day with Curious George Event on September 21

Event Celebrates Everyone's Favorite Mischievous Monkey with Fun Activities, Enhanced NOOK Books®and Refreshments

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) , the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host a free Curiosity Day with Curious George, a storytime and celebration on Saturday, September 21, at 11 a.m.

Children ages 3-7 and their parents are invited to experience the joy of reading and celebrate Curious George, everyone's favorite mischievous monkey. Booksellers will read aloud from a big book version of the original Curious George book by author and illustrator H.A. Rey. Children will be invited to view a beautifully enhanced NOOK book version of the story and read along on the critically acclaimed NOOK® HD+, packed with pixels to deliver text, graphics and video with stunning HD clarity.

The fun will continue with activities like mazes, word searches, drawing, coloring, creating a Curious George mask, and playing games like "Pin the Banana on the Tree." Booksellers will also invite children and parents to enjoy treats and view the wide selection of Curious George ebooks and videos available on NOOK HD and HD+, as well as Google Play, providing access to more than 700,000 Android apps and games, millions of songs and more.

"More than 60 million copies of Curious George books have been sold worldwide, making it a favorite of many generations," said Sarah DiFrancesco, Director of Business Development for Barnes & Noble. "This Storytime is filled with curiously fun activities and is designed to create a life-long love of reading for the most inquisitive of children."

The Curiosity Day with Curious George event is free and open to the public. For further details, contact any Barnes & Noble store, or visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYS: 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).

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