Barnes & Noble Celebrates Expanded Vinyl Selection With National “Vinyl Day” on August 13

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NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that it will host a special “Vinyl Day” on Saturday, August 13, to celebrate its growing selection of vinyl records and related products such as turntables, music magazines and more (www.BN.com/VinylDay). A full day dedicated to vinyl records and music, Vinyl Day will take place at all 640 Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and feature exclusive albums, signed vinyl editions and giveaways, with select stores hosting concerts and musical events. Exclusive specials for Barnes & Noble customers will also be available on vinyl day, with details to be announced in the coming days.

“Barnes & Noble has become the ultimate destination for all things vinyl music. Our customers can purchase a wide selection of vinyl records, turntables, and the leading line of magazines and books, in any of our stores nationwide. No other retailer can offer such a comprehensive vinyl music experience, ”said Chuck Gorman, vice president of music and video at Barnes & Noble. “To celebrate our continued commitment to music, Barnes & Noble is excited to bring back our customer favorite vinyl day on August 13, with deals on vinyls and turntables, as well as special events in select stores nationwide.”

The main events organized during Vinyl Day are as follows:

  • Kiefer Sutherland in Barnes & Noble Union Square, New York

Renamed 24 Actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland will appear at Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York on vinyl day for a talk about his debut studio album, At the bottom of the hole, with Weekly entertainment Publisher Clark Collis. The event begins at 2 p.m. and fans will be able to get their vinyl edition signed to the recently released Sutherland album.

  • Crosley Turntable Truck at Barnes & Noble in Louisville, KY

Barnes & Noble is a leading retailer of Crosley turntables, and to celebrate the great partnership between the brands, the Barnes & Noble store at the Paddock Shops in Louisville, KY (hometown of Crosley) will host the Crosley Cruiser Mobile Record Store. The Crosley Cruiser is a 20 foot box truck that has been transformed into the ultimate spinning record store. Customers can get into the truck to experience an air-conditioned sound oasis, where they can charge their phones, watch a large TV showing classic music videos, and try out three turntable listening stations. The truck also features one of Crosley’s Rocket Jukeboxes that plays music inside and out as customers browse records and soak up the good vibes. To complete the experience, Barnes & Noble creates a pop-up record store within the store, featuring vinyl music and turntables for sale, as well as coffee and food from the Café. Any customer who makes a Crosley purchase from the Pop-up Shop will have the opportunity to choose a free item from a special selection of merchandise. This event starts at 9 a.m. and will also feature gifts of signed vinyl records from Megan Trainor, Gregg Allman and more.

  • Jordan Smith signs exclusive Barnes & Noble vinyl album at the Grove in Los Angeles

Jordan Smith, who showed the world his musical gift in 2015 when he became the best-selling artist in the history of The voice and the Season 9 winner, appears at The Grove’s Barnes & Noble store in Los Angeles at 2 p.m. on vinyl day to sign copies of the vinyl edition of his debut album, Something beautiful, available exclusively at Barnes & Noble. For more information, fans can visit www.BN.com/VinylDay or contact Barnes & Noble at The Grove.

  • Michael Fremer, music industry expert, speaking at Barnes & Noble in Paramus, NJ

Michael Fremer, the main contributor to Stereophile magazine
and a vinyl record expert, audio critic and music critic, will perform at Barnes & Noble in Paramus, NJ, on Vinyl Day at 2pm. Fremer will talk about the resurgence of vinyl, the state of the industry, and answer questions from member audiences on everything music related. This event will also feature gifts of signed vinyl records from Peter Gabriel, Megan Trainor, Greg Allman and more.

  • Founders of U-Turn Audio at Barnes & Noble in Burlington, MA

The founders of U-Turn Audio will appear at Barnes & Noble in Burlington, MA on vinyl day at 2 p.m. ET. The trio will talk to customers about vinyl music and the importance of having the right turntable to fully enjoy the vinyl experience. U-Turn Audio was founded in 2012 with a mission to make listening to vinyl easier and more affordable. They build and test each turntable by hand in their Boston workshop, and their products are available in select Barnes & Noble stores nationwide.

Other in-store events taking place at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, which will vary from market to market, will include “Guess That Side” where attendees guess if a song is from the song. A side or B side of a vinyl record, a “Name the album cover” game and a “Freeze Dance” event for kids. In addition, stores will book special events, including expert speakers from the local music scene, vinyl collectors showcases where enthusiasts can display their collections, and concerts by school bands. Customers should contact their local store or visit the Store Locator (www.bn.com/storelocator) to find out what activities will take place.

On Vinyl Day, customers who purchase a Crosley product or two vinyl records will receive an exclusive Crosley tote bag free of charge, while supplies last. Other exclusive specials for Barnes & Noble customers will also be available on Vinyl Day, with details to be announced in the coming days. For more information on everything happening at Barnes & Noble during Vinyl Day, visit www.BN.com/VinylDay or follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media, and educational products. The company operates 640 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states and one of the Web’s leading e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Nook Digital Company Offers A Line Of Popular NOOKs®
tablets and e-readers and an extensive collection of digital reading and entertainment content via the NOOK Store®. The NOOK store offers more than 4 million digital books in the United States (www.nook.com), as well as periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy the content on a wide range of popular devices thanks to the free NOOK reader apps™
available for android™, iOS® and Windows®.

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