Barnes & Noble Celebrates Educators (Including Homeschoolers) Just in Time for Back-to-School

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To celebrate educators just in time for back-to-school, Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, will kick off the school year with Educator Appreciation Days every Saturday and Sunday in August. Starting Saturday, August 4, all stores nationwide will feature special discounts* to celebrate pre-K-12 public, private and homeschool teachers and administrators, including 25% off most merchandise like books, toys and games; and limited-time giveaways from Sterling Publishing, while supplies last. The offer will also be valid online at Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26.

“We are thrilled to announce Barnes & Noble’s August Educator Appreciation Days, which give teachers and administrators the opportunity to get the supplies they need at a great value right in time for the new school year,” said Tracy Vidakovich, Vice President, Business Development for Barnes & Noble. “At Barnes & Noble, we think it is important to recognize teachers and administrators for all they do, and we do so all year long. For the past nine years, through our free Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card Program, we have given educators 20% off list price on most in-store and online purchases for classroom use throughout the year, and 25% off during special appreciation events.”

August’s Educator Appreciation Days special discount offerings are:

  • 25% off list price on most books, gifts, music, DVDs, and toys and games for classroom purchase;
  • 10% off all Café consumables purchases; and
  • 10% off select products to encourage tech-based fun including Air Hogs Hyper Drift Drone by Spin Master, Code Gamer by Thames & Kosmos, LEGO® BOOST Creative Toolbox, and much more.

As an added bonus, select Sterling Publishing titles will be given away with educator purchases, while supplies last, on Saturday, August 4. Educators can choose one of the following titles to receive for free with their purchase, while supplies last: Write-On Wipe-Off Learning Cards: Shapes (Flash Kids), Snow Dance (Richard Scarry’s Readers Series: Level 1), and Flash Forward Reading: Grade 5 (Flash Kids).

Barnes & Noble already has a full week of Appreciation Days lined up for October 2018, from October 6-14, to continue to support teachers into the school year. The special discounts offered during Educator Appreciation Days are available to pre-K to grade 12 teachers, administrators and homeschoolers, enrolled in the free Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card Program.

Barnes & Noble supports teachers all year through the Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card Program, which offers pre-K through grade 12 educators 20% off list price on most in-store and online purchases for classroom use throughout the year, and 25% off during special appreciation events. To take advantage of these offers, educators can apply for their Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card in their local store or download the form from the Educator Application page online.

Barnes & Noble also partners with schools on bookfairs to help them raise funds, while also hosting events throughout the year to help make reading more fun and accessible for children and families across the country.

*Exclusions can be found in the Educator Program Terms and Conditions available at Educators must present a valid Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card to receive the discounts in store. Educators can also receive the discounts online at only on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, by entering their educator number in the Membership area of the page.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 630 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, ( The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store ( features digital books, periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

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