Nov 042011

Barnes & Noble continues to enhance the reading experience for its critically acclaimed, award-winning NOOK Color by adding new content to its ever-expanding digital catalog, including special seasonal features and family favorites just in time for trick-or-treating. Customers can enjoy even more of the titles they love in rich, beautiful color – including such festive fall children’s favorites as It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, with interactivity and animation; Phineas & Ferb: Haunted Hayride; Dora’s Perfect Pumpkin; Happy Halloween, Curious George and more.

Autumn fun is in full swing with a spooktacular assortment of timely books, magazines and apps, including Angry Birds Seasons, Halloween Coloring Book, The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk and an enhanced version of Extreme Face Painting, full of video demos to help inspire Halloween ideas and creativity. With one of the world’s largest digital content collections, NOOK Color offers the best-in-class experience for people who love to read everything, and is the best value available now on the tablet market at just $249.

“With exclusive and interactive children’s content, a robust selection of popular, high-quality apps, more top 100 magazine titles than any other digital newsstand and over 2 million books available, NOOK Color allows readers of all ages to access more of the content they want, and enjoy it anywhere on a beautiful 7-inch display,” says Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products, Barnes & Noble. “We are committed to continuously building upon our terrific selection of digital content for this world-class reading experience, so NOOK Color customers can get into the spirit with fun, seasonal reads and new content at their fingertips, all year round.”

Beyond the seasonal treats, there’s much more in store for Barnes & Noble’s customers. Book lovers and technology enthusiasts alike will enjoy an exciting new addition to the NOOK Bookstore(TM) – Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, featuring the biography of the late Apple visionary. Barnes & Noble has also expanded its library of over 2 million titles to include Bill O’Reilly’s latest bestseller Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever, Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres and an enhanced version of the comedic memoir Shatner Rules by William Shatner. Current NOOK bestsellers include Rick Riordan’s Son of Neptune, John Sandford’s Shock Wave, Lee Child’s The Affair and long-running favorite The Help. And now, the new NOOK Daily Find program enables all NOOK customers to enjoy new finds and special deals on great NOOK Books every day. Customers can enjoy deals on select NOOK Books from leading authors including Mitch Albom, Susan Mallery, P.J. O’Rourke and many others by visiting

Animals are a hit with kids this month, with best-selling children’s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle making its digital debut on November 15 as a NOOK Kids Read to Me(TM) book narrated by Gwyneth Paltrow, available now for pre-order on Kids can play along with games and animation in the new Bear in Underwear Read and Play(TM) picture book for NOOK Color. With NOOK Kids, Barnes & Noble customers can choose from more than 650 interactive titles in the world’s largest collection of digitalĀ  picture books, and thousands of children’s chapter books on NOOK Color, as well as the free NOOK Kids for iPad(TM) application. Bestselling NOOK Kids picture books include It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Winnie the Pooh: Party in the Wood, Barnyard Dance! and But Not the Hippopotamus by bestselling author Sandra Boynton, and titles featuring kids’ favorite characters like Phineas & Ferb, Lightening McQueen, Mickey Mouse, Curious George, SpongeBob Squarepants and more.

Adding many high-quality apps to the NOOK Apps(TM) collection each month, Barnes & Noble offers a wide selection, including popular new titles such as The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk, Taptu Fashion, Audubon Birds and Halloween Coloring Book. TV lovers can now download the new SHOWTIME app free of charge to check schedules, review episode guides and watch hundreds of video clips from popular programs including hit series Dexter and Homeland starring Claire Danes. Top paid NOOK Apps include Scrabble, OfficeSuite Professional 5, Flipz Tropical, Shrek Forever After Storybook, and NCIS Based on the TV Series, with Dropbox, Abbeys Free Decorative Wallpaper, Conqu and Gamefly among the top free apps available.

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