Barnes & Noble Announces Second Annual Signed Editions Offering with Over a Half-Million Books Signed by More Than 120 Acclaimed Authors

All Barnes & Noble Stores to Feature Limited Quantities of
Autographed Books by Ree Drummond, Diana Gabaldon, Mindy Kaling, Khloe
Kardashian, David McCullough, Tyler Oakley, Ransom Riggs, Rick Riordan,
Brandon Stanton and Many More

Special Behind-the-Scenes Photos and Videos Available on
Featuring Authors Including Mitch Albom, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Jeff
Kinney, Bill Nye, Ann Romney and More

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–There’s no discovery more exhilarating to a booklover than finding a
favorite author’s hand-signed signature inside a beloved book. Barnes
& Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS),
the nation’s largest retail
bookseller, is bringing back its popular Signed Editions program (,
offering customers nationwide autographed copies of books from over 120
acclaimed authors. With over 500,000 books available – the largest ever
offering of its kind – representing a wide variety of genres and subject
matters, customers will have the opportunity to purchase these coveted
editions in stores only beginning on Black Friday, November 27, through
the holiday season, while supplies last.

“For the second year in a row, a huge array of authors have demonstrated
incredible enthusiasm for participating in Barnes & Noble’s Signed
Editions program, and we are thrilled to be bringing back this
one-of-a-kind offering on Black Friday,” said Jaime Carey, Chief
Operating Officer at Barnes & Noble. “There’s a creative gift awaiting
everyone at Barnes & Noble stores and shoppers can delight the readers
on their list with a truly meaningful gift – a book made special with a
favorite author’s signature.”

The authors who personally signed thousands of copies of their books

  • Award-Winning Authors
    Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr (All
    the Light We Cannot See
    ), National Book Award winner Nathaniel
    Philbrick (In the Heart of the Sea), Caldecott Medal for U.S.
    Picture Book Illustration winner Brian Selznick (The Invention of
    Hugo Cabret
  • Admired Authors, Enduring Works
    Worldwide bestsellers
    Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist) and Khaled Hosseini (The Kite
    pioneer of teen fiction S.E. Hinton (The Outsiders)
  • Bestselling Fiction Authors
    Chris Colfer (The Land of
    series), Jan Karon (Come Rain or Come Shine),
    Gregory Maguire (After Alice,), Brandon Sanderson (Steelheart,
    B&N Exclusive Edition
  • Bestselling Mystery & Thriller Authors
    David Baldacci (The
    ), Michael Connelly (The Crossing), Elizabeth George (A
    Banquet of Consequences
  • Favorite Authors from Page to Screen
    Bestselling authors
    Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Veronica Roth (Allegiant
    Collector’s Edition
    ), Andy Weir (The Martian)
  • Fascinating Celebrities
    Award-winning actress Drew
    Barrymore (Wildflower), supermodel Christie Brinkley (Timeless
    ), comic talents David Spade (Almost Interesting) and
    Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships)
  • Internet Sensations
    Connor Franta (Work in Progress,
    B&N Exclusive Hardcover Edition), Dan Howell and Phil Lester (The
    Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: the World of Dan & Phil),
    Stanton (Humans of New York Stories)
  • Celebrated Chefs
    Food Network favorites Ina Garten (Make
    It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
    ), Bobby Flay (Brunch at
    ), Giada De Laurentiis (Happy Cooking: Giada’s Recipes
    and Tips for Making Every Meal Count… Without Stressing You Out)
  • Masters of Business & Money
    Renowned businessman and
    philanthropist Charles G. Koch (Good Profit) and motivational
    speaker and personal finance instructor Tony Robbins (MONEY Master
    the Game
  • Music Legends
    Award-winning musician John Fogerty (Fortunate
    Son: My Life, My Music
    ), actress and Riot Grrrl Carrie Brownstein (Hunger
    Makes Me a Modern Girl
    ), punk poet laureate Patti Smith (M Train),
    legendary rocker Elvis Costello (Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink)
    and Grammy winner Jewel (Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story)
  • Sports Heroes
    Legendary NFL wide receiver Jerry Rice (50
    Years, 50 Moments: The Plays That Made Super Bowl History
    ), soccer
    star Tim Howard (The Keeper: The Unguarded Story of Tim Howard
    (Young Readers’ Edition)
    , NBA superstar Jalen Rose (Got to Give
    the People What They Want
  • Bestselling Authors Who Motivate & Inspire
    Gilbert (Big Magic), Joel Osteen (The Power of I Am),
    Ann Romney (In This Together)
  • Favorite Authors on Politics & Culture
    presidential contender Ben Carson (More Perfect Union), popular
    science educator Bill Nye (Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to
    Change the World
    ), women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem (My
    Life on the Road
  • Powerful Narratives from Top Historians
    David McCullough (The
    Wright Brothers
    ), Jon Meacham (Destiny & Power: The American
    Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
    ), Stacy Schiff (The
    Witches: Salem, 1692
  • Bestselling Authors of Children’s Picture Books
    winner Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express 30th
    Anniversary Edition
    ), celebrity B. J. Novak (The Book With No
    ), bestseller Brad Meltzer (I am Abraham Lincoln)

To view the complete list of participating authors and Signed Editions
available beginning on Black Friday, November 27, please visit

Behind the Scenes and More Surprises

Customers who have wondered what it’s like for an author to sign
thousands of books can visit
to check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and videos of authors
signing. In addition, customers can view personal video messages from
the authors. The featured behind-the-scenes authors are:

  • Mitch Albom (The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto)
  • Lorenzo Carcaterra (The Wolf)
  • Jeff Kinney (Old School Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
  • Tom Lichtenheld (I Wish You More, co-created with Amy
    Krouse Rosenthal)
  • Bill Nye (Unstoppable)
  • Rick Riordan (The Sword of Summer Magnus Chase and the Gods
    of Asgard Series #1
  • Ann Romney (In This Together)
  • Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret)
  • Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born)
  • Kristina Webb (Color Me Creative: Unlock Your Imagination)

Barnes & Noble customers will also discover some very special extras
while shopping Signed Editions. New Zealand illustrator Kristina Webb
spent over an hour to create a beautiful, intricate drawing inside a
signed copy (Color Me Creative: Unlock Your Imagination) that
will be found by one lucky customer. Children’s picture book author
Nancy Tillman personalized every 100th copy of her book (On
the Night You Were Born
) with affirmations and illustrations.
Bestselling crime author Lorenzo Carcaterra (The Wolf) wrote a
special note in a dozen of the thousands of books he signed for
customers to find at Barnes & Noble.

All told, participating Signed Editions authors each signed close to
4,500 books, averaging 12 hours’ worth of signing at a rate of 400 books
per hour, and used over 3,150 pens in total. Visit
and search #BNSignedEditions on social media for more behind-the-scenes
footage in the coming weeks.

Pricing and Availability

Barnes & Noble Members save 40 percent off hardcover bestsellers
(including Signed Editions of current hardcover bestsellers) and 10
percent off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores
throughout the year. All Signed Editions will be featured on a special
front-of-store display when customers walk through the doors of their
local Barnes & Noble on Black Friday. For more information on the Signed
Editions program, customers can visit
Customers can also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and
Instagram by using the hashtag #BNSignedEditions to share
recommendations, photos, wishlists and more.

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