Weekly Barnes and Noble Promotions

b_and_NBarnes and Noble is running several promotions this week:

Enjoy $10 Off the NOOK by Samsung 7.0 (List Price: $149.99, Sale Price: $139.99)  – This is B & N’s custom branded tablet for reading. It features a 7″ display, 1280 x 800 Pixel Resolution, 216 ppi, 8GB on-board memory, a microSD card slot for up to a 32GB card, front and rear cameras, and an approximately 10 hour battery life.

Exclusive Vinyl: Only at Barnes & Noble! Shop BN.com –  Barnes and Noble is now carrying a large selection of vinyl. This promotion highlights some of the titles that can’t be found anywhere else.

Test Your Harry Potter Knowledge with TRIVIAL PURSUIT: World Of Harry Potter Edition! Shop BN.com – This special HP version of Trivial Pursuit allows fans to test their knowledge of this beloved movie franchise across 6 categories including: The Dark Arts, HOGWARTS™, Magical Spells & Potions, Magical Objects, Magical People and Animals & Magical Creatures. Ages 8+.

Take 30 to 50% Off Classic TV! Shop BN.com – DVD seasons of TV classics includes Fantasy Island, Little House on the Prairie, Hill Street Blues, China Beach and many more.

Take $10 Off Your Purchase of $75 or More With Code BNMARCH10! Shop BN.com – Use the coupon code and save $10, but act fast! This particular deal is only good today, March 2, 2016.

Promotions are for the week ending March 6, 2016.

Forget Books, Barnes and Noble has Vinyl

adeleThere has been a lot of discussion about the shrinking shelf space alloted to books in Barnes and Noble stores.  Articles like Sherry D. Ficklin’s  “The (inevitable) death of Barnes & Noble” and The Digital Reader’s “B&N a Bookseller No Longer?” both bemoan the loss of space for books in the retailer’s stores. It seems pretty apparent that music, particularly vinyl, is a big part of the replacement plan.

Yesterday, Barnes and Noble has announced that they will be celebrating “Vinyl Day” on Saturday. November 21, 2015.  There will be special events in stores and online and you can get more information at www.bn.com/VinylDay. According to the retailer’s press release:

An entire day dedicated to vinyl records and music, Vinyl Day will take place at Barnes & Noble’s nearly 650 stores nationwide just four months after its first vinyl-themed promotion in July as part of the summer program “Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble.” Now, with Thanksgiving around the corner, the bookseller aims to break consumers out of their usual holiday shopping habits and encourage the “Art of Creative Gift-Giving.”

The chain is offering a selection of vinyl titles exclusive to B & N which includes artist like the Beatles, Tony Bennett, and even an anthology of music from the TV series “Mad Men.” Also featured are color vinyl editions by artists such as Dave Brubeck, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. And for the consummate collector, there will even be a limited number of Signed Edition LPs from artists Bad Company, Brian Wilson and others.

And, yes, they will have have Adele’s new release, “25,” available for Vinyl day, according to the press release.

As some of you may know, I also work in the music industry,  and there, the statistics are pretty clear:  Vinyl Generates More Revenue Than YouTube Music, VEVO, SoundCloud, and Free Spotify COMBINED. Looks like Barnes and Noble decided that this might be an area worth investing in….