Barnes & Noble’s Discovery Friday is a first-of-its-kind, one-day nationwide event (nearly 700 stores) that will offer customers the chance to jump-start their holiday shopping this Friday, November 22nd. I know, I know…how can you possibly fit any more into your Black Friday romps and missions. It will be tough, but I think that this event is something you should fit in somehow, some way. Of course, I love Barnes & Noble, so I may be biased…but hey.
Discovery Friday will feature fun and beginning of holiday season festive events for the entire family including games, giveaways, author and celebrity appearances, special deals and discounted products. On top of all of that, you have the chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree. I’m pretty sure that would help you pick up a few stocking stuffers.
There will be special one-day NOOK® offers and Discovery Friday deals available in-store on November 22 but the main focus for the event is on customers who enjoy the art of discovery and appreciate the human touch. Yes, real help from real people…not a “you might like this” box somewhere on some website. Don’t you miss actually interacting with people? Barnes & Noble’s thousands of knowledgeable booksellers will be on the front lines to offer shoppers complimentary gift advice and personalized picks for even the most difficult to buy for recipients on their holiday lists. Nice.
Shopping not enough to get you and the kids out and about? Well about all this entertainment:
- Local book signings and appearances featuring hundreds of favorite authors and celebrities
- Duck Dynasty cut-out beards photo station and giveaway
- Holiday-themed Storytimes featuring much-loved favorites at the following times:
- 10 a.m. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
- 2 p.m. The Day the Crayons Quit
- 7 p.m. The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition
- Family-friendly games and activities, including Lego Chima CHI Battles racing tournament and a Moleskine-sponsored “Every Reader is a Writer” activity
- Barnes & Noble Café games and puzzles available to play, featuring Scrabble, Rummy, Spades and many more. Customers will also receive a collectible toy with a Café purchase while supplies last.
- Activities for kids and teens featuring top books like The Heroes of Olympusseries, Divergent series, The Fault in Our Stars, The Fifth Wave and SparkNotes’ popular No Fear Shakespeare series
What? You want free stuff and fun gifts? How about this:
- Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2) temporary tattoos
- Harry Potter commemorative posters featuring 15th Anniversary edition cover art
- The Heroes of Olympus series and Divergent series posters and other collectible items
- The Book Thief discussion guide and enter-to-win movie posters
- Exclusive John Green collectible quote decals from The Fault in Our Stars
- Poster from Rick Yancey’s The Fifth Wave series
- The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition coloring book and enter-to-winThe Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition and The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition
- Plus a selection of stickers, movie posters and much more
Visit www.bn.com/DiscoveryFriday to learn more and discover all the exciting activities, super deals, and special guests that will be available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide on November 22.
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To help put you in the Discovery Friday mood…Lady and the Blog and B & N is giving one (1) lucky reader a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card!