Chesterfield Towne Center Barnes & Noble to Host Get Creative with NOOK® Event on Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00 PM
Free Event Part of “Get Reading” Campaign Showcasing Numerous Ways NOOK Makes Life More Interesting, Fun and Creative
NOOK Book™ Two-for-One Offers Every Weekend In Store Only
Richmond, VA – Tuesday, August 6, 2013 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that the Chesterfield Towne Center Barnes & Noble store in Richmond, VA will host a Get Creative with NOOK® event on Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00 PM. During this Get Creative with NOOK session, NOOK experts will help customers discover all the ways NOOK can jumpstart creativity so they can doodle, draw, paint, craft and more. Utilizing art apps, creativity-related NOOK Books and NOOK Newsstand™ selections and photo storage apps, customers will find inspiration, learn how to create on their device and find out how to share their ideas and designs with others through social media and websites such as Pinterest.
NOOK experts will also host a multi-challenge art-focused contest for artists and NOOK enthusiasts called the Artist’s NOOK Challenge. They will focus on classical and modern art, drawing skills, and lots of art knowledge. Prizes will be awarded, including a GRAND PRIZE. Contact the Community Relations Manager to sign up for the contest.
The free workshop is part of NOOK’s special program designed to help everyone “Get Reading” this summer with exclusive recommended reading lists from celebrated authors and TV personalities. Customers can visit www.nook.com/getreading to access exclusive recommended reading lists from authors including Judy Blume, Rick Riordan and James Patterson and popular celebrities like Mindy Kaling, Bob Harper, Martha Stewart, Giada De Laurentiis and Jim Gaffigan, all designed to inspire summer reading. NOOK Book titles featured in these exciting reading lists will also be included in the NOOK Book Two-for-One Weekends offer every weekend this summer in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. Participating authors and fans will be sharing their favorite reads all summer long on Twitter. Follow along or share your summer reads by tweeting #TellNOOK.
“There are so many ways NOOK can enhance your creativity,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Director of Business Development for Barnes & Noble. “Whether you’re an artist, scrapbooker, writer, designer, photographer or crafter, our Get Creative with NOOK event will show you how fun and functional it can be to use NOOK for inspiration, creation and sharing your ideas and designs.”
“NOOK offers so many ways to be creative,” said Sasha Norkin, Vice President of Digital Marketing for NOOK Media LLC. “This workshop will help customers discover how NOOK can boost their creativity in a myriad of ways through access to everything they need on one device.”
The Get Creative with NOOK 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. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 675 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 686 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).
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