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The newly redesigned and redeveloped Barnes & Noble app is the ideal companion for book lovers who want quick and easy access to the world of books. Search, browse and shop our massive selection of books, eBooks, audiobooks, NOOK eReaders & tablets, toys, games, home items, gifts and much more. Ship your items directly to your door, or use our store locator to find the nearest Barnes & Noble bookstore to pick up your order on your own schedule or skip the line in the Cafés with mobile ordering. As an added convenience for Barnes & Noble Members, the app includes a scannable digital Member card for instant access to your Member benefits when shopping in-store. (Please note that in order to provide the best pricing for our customers, we are currently unable to provide an in-app purchasing experience for Digital Content, including eBooks.) SHOP Explore our massive selection of millions of Books, Kids’ books, Magazines, Manga, CDs, Vinyl, DVDs, Blu-ray, Toys & Games, Home & Gift items, Gift Cards and much more. Buy books from a variety of bestselling genres including astrology, biographies, business, children’s books, classics, comics and graphic novels, cookbooks, history, horror, manga, mystery & crime, religion & bibles, romance, sci-fi & fantasy, self-help, teens & YA, test prep books, true crime. Access unique Barnes & Noble content including Product Details, Product Images, Bookseller Reviews, Customer Reviews, Editorial Reviews, Best Sellers, NOOK devices and much more. Fully secure. All purchases go through the secure Barnes & Noble systems. DISCOVER Wondering what to read next? Browse through new releases, classics, best sellers, and book recommendations curated especially for you by our experienced booksellers! Explore a large assortment of eBooks and audiobooks and add them to your Wishlist for easy purchasing on the Barnes and Noble website. Enhance your search by using your camera as a barcode scanner and instantly pull up the product details, book reviews, and more. VISIT YOUR LOCAL B&N Find your closest Barnes & Noble bookstore with our new store locator to browse with our expert booksellers in person or pick up your recent purchase. Place your café order in advance to skip the line. YOUR ACCOUNT Barnes & Noble Members have direct access to their membership benefits in-store with a scannable digital membership card. Access your online purchase history and manage your Barnes & Noble account all through the app. Access and add items to your Wishlist for easy access across all of your devices
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I used to really love the app, but now It won’t let me even open it. Every time i try to open it, the logo just flashes uncontrollably. I tried to wait out the flashing logo, but it didn’t stop or change pages. I waited about 15 minutes before giving up and closing it again. I’ve tried for the past 2 weeks to open the app (the last time being a few minutes ago) and there hasn’t been any change or improvement 😢
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Go home app, you drunk
I’ve had the app for about a year and when it works, it’s an awesome app. I use it mostly to pull up my rewards to scan in store and keep track of what books I need in a series and if my local store has it in stock. Once again, after a “bug fix” update, it’s stopped working properly again. I used to log in, and then be logged in for over a month at a time. Now I have to sign in every-single-time and it doesn’t even “remember this device”. I’ll be on the app switch to something else and switch back within 2 minutes tops and it is having me sign in again. Other times it will tell me every single location near me is sold out of every book I looked for. I recently decided to start the S Maas books and was looking to complete my set of Throne of Glass about 2 days after the launch of her newest book. App said it was out of stock everywhere. Had to call the store and they were heavily stocked in her books. This is a big issue for me because I live in rural area that the closest BN is an hour away. I’m uninstalling for now. Hopefully a new update will fix this issue.
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Heavy glitching, Book ordered and never arrived.
As someone who heavily enjoys reading and writing, I bought two items off of this app with a gift card. It’s one being a paperblanks journal, and item two being a book. The book never arrived, but the journal did after an incredibly long amount of time to the point I forgot I even ordered it. I’m still not sure if the money was returned to my gift card as of right now. Today I opened up the app and it just keeps showing the logo, a loading white screen, and then the logo again. I absolutely love Barnes & Noble, and I also love reading. And having items shipped to you seems to make things easier, but a lot of the issues with this app aren’t worth the hassle. If you can, I’d recommend a physical location as opposed to the app.
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Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a U.S. book retailer and is headquartered on lower Fifth Avenue in Lower Manhattan, New York City. According to its website, Barnes & Noble is known as the nation's top bookseller brand. It sells a variety of books in categories ranging from children's books to cook books. If this is your first time shopping at a Barnes & Noble store, searching for books is not as hard as you might imagine. There are a several options when it comes to searching for a particular book.
Figure out the category of the book. To find a book at a Barnes & Noble book store, you will need to know what section or category your book is stored in, such as the mystery, comedy, magazine, children's or teen section. To find the category of a particular book within the Barnes & Noble store, you can first research their database on one of the computers inside of the store, ask the cashier to search the database or ask an associate for the location of the book.
Find a book by the title. If you know the title of a particular book, you can ask the store's associate to locate the book for you. The associate will direct you toward the area or section in the store where the book can be found. You can also search for the title of a book on one of their computers located in many sections within the store or ask the cashier behind the desk to search their computer database for their title.
Locate a book by the author. If you know the author's name of the book you are looking for, but don't remember the title of a book, you can ask an associate to look up the author's name to pull up a list of the author's book titles to help you locate the book or you can search for the author through one of their computers located in the store.
Locate the book by ISBN. The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique and individualized commercial book number that is assigned to published books. If you know the ISBN number, ask a Barnes & Noble associate to locate the book that you are interested in according to the book's ISBN.
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Barnes & Noble’s annual sale Book Haul: The best books to buy
Barnes and Noble’s annual Book Haul sale is in full swing. Now is the time to finally buy that book you keep seeing on BookTok or even stock up for your book club.
Whether you enjoy reading mystery, sci-fi, or romance , you'll be able to purchase a variety of books for a discounted price.
If you've never heard of the Book Haul sale, we'll let you in on all the secrets so you can save big. Better yet, we found some of Jenna's Book Club picks on sales and even shared some recommendations from our team.
But hurry! These deals won't last forever as the sale ends Sept. 4. Scroll down to learn everything about the sale and shop the books we can't put down.
What is the Barnes & Noble Book Haul?
The Book Haul sale is an annual sale offered by Barnes and Noble to give customers the opportunity to save big on hundreds of titles.
The sale mainly focuses on hardcovers, with hundreds being marked down up to 50% off. As you probably already know, hardcover books are double, if not triple, the price of paperbacks. This sale allows customers to purchase books of all genres at an affordable price point.
If you prefer paperbacks, this sale gives you the opportunity to save a pretty penny by offering a BOGO 50% off on hundreds paperbacks, eBooks and audiobooks.
What are the deals during Barnes & Noble's Book Haul?
To give a broad overview of the sale, these are the discounts you can expect to find, according to the brand:
- 50% off fiction
- 50% off nonfiction
- 50% off new releases
- 50% off B&N exclusive books
- 50% off signed books
- 50% off teens and YA books
- 50% off kids’ books
- 50% off audiobooks
- 50% off cookbooks
- 50% off eBooks
- 50% off magazines
- 30% off CDs
- 50% off select vinyl
- 25% off select LEGOs
While the discount varies from title to title, you can expect a minimum discount of 10% on the majority of books.
Read with Jenna books on sale
In March 2019, TODAY host Jenna Bush Hager created her extremely popular Read With Jenna book club . Readers are able to connect and discuss each pick on the Read With Jenna Instagram , the Read With Jenna Facebook group and the Read With Jenna Goodreads group .
Luckily, a few of her picks are included in the sale and you can shop them below.
"Banyan Moon" by Thao Thai
Jenna's July 2023 pick follows the life of three generations of Vietnamese women as they deal with universal themes of loss, grief and love.
"The Celebrants" by Steven Rowley
Jenna's June 2023 pick shares the stories and struggles of growing up while navigating a decades-long friendship between characters Jordan, Jordy, Naomi, Craig and Marielle.
"Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
"Chain-Gang All Stars"
Set in a dystopian prison system, this novel follows two women gladiators flighting for their freedom. Jenna even went on record to say her May 2023 pick, "will change you!"
"Camp Zero: A Novel" by Michelle Min Sterling
"Camp Zero" by Michelle Min Sterling
Described as an electrifying page-turner, Jenna's April 2023 book pick will keep you guessing who and what will survive a warming, climate-struck world.
"Maame" by Jessica George
Maame (A Today Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick)
"Maame," Jenna's February 2023 pick , is a voice-driven coming-of-age story. A self-described late bloomer, Maddie navigates a host of firsts after she moves out of her father's house and comes face-to-face with fears.
"Sam: A Novel" by Allegra Goodman
Sam: A Novel
"the secret history" by donna tartt.
"The Secret History"
Jenna's December 2022 pick is an international bestseller and beloved classic. In Jenna's words, "' The Secret History ' is almost as close to perfect as a book gets."
"The Cloisters" by Katy Hays
"The Cloisters" is a museum of medieval art in New York, and the setting in this mystery novel. Main character Ann blurs the lines between the arcane and modern, between murderous and friendly.
Editor book recommendations on sale
Here's what the shop TODAY team is stocking up on during the Book Hault. From mysteries to historical fiction, you won't be disappointed with these picks.
"The Kind Worth Killing" by Peter Swanson
The Kind Worth Killing
Commerce photo editor Kara Birnbaum purchased this suspense novel about two strangers who play an intense, twisted game of truth while waiting for a flight.
"The Only One Left: A Novel" by Riley Sager
The Only One Left: A Novel (B&N Exclusive Edition)
If you're looking for a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end, social editorial assistant Annie Shigo says this book is for you. "It's such an amazing thriller, with oh so many twists and turns. I screamed when I finished it because I didn’t see it coming at all," she said.
"The Nightingale" by Kristen Hannah
Readers can't get enough of this historical fiction about two sisters living through World War II in France. Shigo said, "It's a great historical fiction book that will have you in tears at the end. A very compelling and personal story about the bond of sisterhood."
"Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard" by Tom Felton
Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard
If you're a fan of Harry Potter like SEO editorial assistant Sierra Hoeger, then this book is a must. "It's one of the first and only main characters to put out a memoir. Tom Felton heavily details what it was like growing up in front of millions, and how it still plays a large part in his life now," she said.
"The Thursday Murder Club" by Richard Osman
The Thursday Murder Club
Who says a book with the word murder in the title can't be funny? "I read this book about a group of retirement village residents who get involved in solving a local murder case for my book club last year. It’s one of those rare books that made me cry and laugh out loud," said senior partnernships editor Francesca Cocchi Zabloudil.
"The Perfect Marriage" by Jeneva Rose
The Perfect Marriage
If eBooks are your jam, Hoeger also highly recommends this thriller that she described as "an easy, light read that still had me guessing until the very end."
"I'm Glad My Mom Died" by Jennette McCurdy
"I'm Glad My Mom Died"
This gripping memoir by "iCarly" and "Sam & Cat" star Jennette McCurdy got people talking. While it's certainly very heavy in chapters about her troubled relationships with her mother, it's an inspiring story of regaining control of your life. Read our interview with Jennette McCurdy here .
"The Great Alone" by Kristen Hannah
The Great Alone
As far as I'm concern, Kristen Hannah can truly do no wrong. This novel follows a family as they make a darning move to the remote Alaskan wilderness. Between intense family dynamics and a coming-of-age story, this book has everything you could ever need for an epic read.
"Yellowface" by R. F. Kuang
Yellowface (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Centered around white privilege and the challenging, cut-throat nature of the publishing industry, you'll be thinking about this novel long after you're done.
"The Last Tale of the Flower Bride: A Novel" by Roshani Chokshi
The Last Tale of the Flower Bride: A Novel
If you devoured fairy tales as a kid, Roshani Chokshi's adult debut is likely to entrance and haunt you. The book follows two childhood friends; one of whom might have a close connection to the fairy world.
"You Must Remember This" by Kat Rosenfield
You Must Remember This
The setting of "You Must Remember This" fits the gothic novel's creepy tone. At 85, Miriam Caravasios crosses a frozen lake near her Maine mansion to her death. Her granddaughter is left to figure out if it was an accident or something more sinister.
"Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute" by Talia Hibbert
Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute
Talia Hibbert's romance novel abound with wit and deep connection. This is a YA romance — but her adult books are delightful, too.
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It’s that age-old book lover’s conundrum — do I finish a book from my tall to-read stack, or do I buy a new one? I usually end up falling for the latter (so many books, so little time), but it can be hard to choose. Barnes & Noble’s annual Book Haul sale makes that choice a little easier by letting you take home even more. From now through Sept. 5, dozens of best-selling hardcover books are 50% off in-store and online.
To help narrow your selection, here are 10 books we think are worth adding to your shelf, or that hefty to-read stack. Why live vicariously through TikTokers and YouTubers sharing their Book Hauls when you can join them?
Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James
Marlon James’ acclaimed follow-up to Black Leopard, Red Wolf (the first in the Dark Star trilogy) puts the focus on Sogolon the Moon Witch. The first book focused on the Tracker, along with Sogolon, his adversary, as they attempted to find a missing boy across a mythical landscape. But this sequel focuses on her version of the tale, highlighting the power of this 177-year-old witch while unraveling her life story — from her childhood as an orphan to her ascendance to Moon Witch. We cannot wait for the third installment of James’ impressive, sprawling trilogy.
Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse
This recently published sequel to Roanhorse’s critically acclaimed Black Sun (the first in the Between Earth and Sky series) picks up where the previous book left off. The Crow God’s eclipse has ruined the city of Tova, and Serapio has somehow survived — a fate he never imagined. Favorite characters return: Sea captain Xiala navigates rough waters, and Naranpa, now powerless, must find a way a way forward. Fevered Star deepens the world-building and geopolitical strife of this epic fantasy series, setting the stage for what comes next.
Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li
In this contemporary heist, a group of friends attempts to pull off the impossible: returning priceless paintings to Beijing, their place of origin. The group includes Daniel Liang, the pre-med student (who’s also an ace at lock-picking); Lily Wu, the Fast and Furious-esque driver; Alex Huang, the ex-MIT Silicon Valley hacker; and Irene Chen, the con artist. Portrait of a Thief marries the fun of an Ocean’s 8 -style heist with an examination of the Chinese-American diaspora and a serious, valid critique of the way museums are inextricably intertwined with colonialism. This crew is doing it for a $50 million prize — but also, because they feel it’s right. Will they pull it off?
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske
A Marvellous Light is a perfectly cozy, fantastical (and quite horny) read that mixes gay Edwardian romance with a heavy dose of magic. Robin, an ordinary man who lives in London, gets thrown into a bureaucratic loop when he’s chosen to liaise between the magical and non-magical worlds. He and Edwin, his grumpy, only slightly magical counterpart, get pulled into a conspiracy full of action and adventure. Marske’s own website has a list of “ AO3-style tags ” to give you an ever better picture. My favorites include: “spiteful librarian/genial jock,” “homicidal hedge maze,” and “bound by sexy magical restraints.”
Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki
If you love Becky Chambers (who doesn’t adore a queer found family?) and are a fan of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens , then Light From Uncommon Stars is for you. Katrina Nguyen, a trans woman who is a skilled violinist, runs away from home. She encounters Shizuka Satomi, a violinist who has struck a deal with the devil, and who must recruit seven other prodigies to sell their souls. Shizuka only has one left to recruit — and Katrina fits the bill. The book also follows the story of Lan Tran, a retired starship captain who runs a donut shop in California’s San Gabriel Valley. Unforgettable and heartbreaking, Light From Uncommon Stars is a must read.
Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi
One of our favorite SFF books of 2022 , Goliath is set in the 2050s, at a point where white flight to space colonies has left BIPOC people to survive on a broken, climate-crisis-stricken Earth. But some of these colonists are coming back — and beginning to gentrify the very same planet they fled from. Sadie Gennis, who recommended the book, wrote:
A nonlinear series of vignettes, Goliath switches between several characters’ perspectives, but the main focus is on a group of stackers, a Black and brown crew of workers who scrape by salvaging bricks from demolished buildings to send to the colonies. With no hope of circumstances improving, they’ve long ago come to accept that grief will be the primary constant in their inevitably short lives — if the cancerous air doesn’t kill them, the automated drone police will. But while so much of their lives are defined by pain, the stackers keep moving forward, searching for meaning and fleeting moments of joy in a world designed to destroy them.
The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
If you’ve kept up with Janelle Monáe’s discography, or watched the Dirty Computer “emotion picture” — starring Jane 57821, the android determined to break free — then you know they have a mind for the future. This series of short stories is a celebration of queer Afrofuturism, springing out of Monáe’s own explorations of totalitarianism and survival. The collection features celebrated Black women and Black nonbinary authors like Eve L. Ewing, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Sheree Renée Thomas.
All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman
This young adult dark fantasy has drawn a lot of comparisons — fans have called it a fantasy Hunger Games or Battle Royale . This action thriller also reminded me of the bloody magical tournaments in V.E. Schwab’s A Conjuring of Light . On the Blood Moon, seven families must each select a champion to send to fight to the death. The winner will avail their family with high magick — they, exclusively, may wield it. All of Us Villains tracks the story of four competitors. The Lowe family has emerged victorious countless times in the past — who will win now?
Dune: House Atreides Vol. 3 by Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by Dev Pramanik
This is the third, and final, volume of the graphic novel adaptation of Dune: House Atreides , the prequel to Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic. This story traces Leto’s path to becoming Duke of House Atreides, along with the backstory for Duncan Idaho, the fighter with the iconic name . Beautiful artwork brings this story to life on the page.
Manga Storyboard Sketchbook by Union Square & Co.
Not just a book to read, but one to fill out! This is a great choice for manga artists or aspiring manga artists. It has instruction and advice, along with 112 pages of storyboarded grids that make for easy-to-fill-in cells, and space for ideas and notes, along with 60 single-sided pages with drawing frames. This sketchbook lays flat and is made from acid-free, medium-weight paper with a smooth vellum finish — so that sketches will last — that has perforated edges, so you can tote those finished pieces wherever you need.
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