Barnes & Noble Makes Major Donation to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in New York City and Reno, NV

More Than $350,000 Worth of Products Donated Including Books,
Puzzles, Plush Toys, Board Games, Electronic Games, Infant Toys and More

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest
retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, today announced a major donation to the Marine
Toys for Tots Foundation in both New York City and Reno, NV. The
combined donation features more than $350,000 worth of merchandise,
comprising 22 pallets and approximately 10,000 units of products at each
location. The donation includes a handpicked selection of books,
puzzles, plush toys, board games, electronic games, infant toys and many
more fun and educational toys and games.

“Barnes & Noble is thrilled to continue its support of the Marine Toys
for Tots Foundation with this donation, which will hopefully make the
holidays extra special for families who are less fortunate this year,”
said Ron Boire, Chief Executive Officer at Barnes & Noble. “Our
booksellers in New York City, Reno and throughout the country are
excited about this donation because they know it will make a big impact
in the communities they serve every day.”

The Reno donation took place on Monday, December 7, with all of the
products coming from the Barnes & Noble Distribution Center in Reno. In
addition to Marine Toys for Tots coordinators, the Nevada National Guard
and the Reno Sherriff’s Department were on hand to unload the truck and
distribute the donation to families in need. “Barnes & Noble has a big
presence in Reno, so we’re thrilled that they decided to support our
community with a major donation,” said Jon Yuspa, founder of the Nevada
Honor Flight. “We know that local families are going to really
appreciate this.”

Barnes & Noble donated to the New York City Toys for Tots foundation on
Wednesday, December 9, with all of the products coming from the Barnes &
Noble Distribution Center in Monroe, NJ. A team of Marines was on hand
to unload the truck at a Marine base in Brooklyn, where it was quickly
categorized and sent out to charities and families in need across the
city. “Once again Barnes & Noble has come through to support us in a big
way. This donation will help us in our mission to ensure that every
child in New York City has a book or a toy under the tree this holiday
season,” said Staff Sergeant Juan C. Corrales, Coordinator Toys for
Tots, NYC.

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About The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization
authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to
provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine
Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 68th year, Toys for Tots
provides joy and a message of hope to economically disadvantaged
children through the gift of a new toy during the Christmas holiday
season. Their gifts offer these children recognition and a positive
memory they will cherish for a lifetime. Many of the gifts they provide,
such as books, games and sports equipment, make a significant
contribution to the educational, social and physical development of
these children. In 2013, Marines distributed gifts to 6.8 million
children in 762 communities nationwide. The Marine Toys for Tots
Foundation relies on individual donations from the American public as
well as support from corporate sponsors. For more information, visit

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 647 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 more than 4 million digital books in the US (
and UK (,
plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, 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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Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Toys for Tots Foundation
Staff Sergeant Juan C. Corrales
Coordinator, Reno