harrypotterballNEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS),

It may not be that letter that should have arrived by owl post when you were eleven years old, but it’s somewhere in the range of being a nice substitute. Barnes and Noble, the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, cordially invites customers of all ages to experience its first-ever Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball at stores nationwide on Friday, December 9, starting at 7 PM. Barnes & Noble’s Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball will feature dancing, music, Harry Potter-themed activities and a special giveaway at stores nationwide. Customers are encouraged to wear their most festive Harry Potter costumes and holiday attire to the special event as they dance the night away and celebrate all things Harry Potter with Barnes & Noble.

Magical Harry Potter-Themed Activities & Giveaways

The Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball will be complemented by special activities, with all stores featuring a designated Harry Potter Themed Craft Making Station, where customers can create their own ornaments and owl fans, while supplies last. There will also be fun activities including Wizard Charades, Trivia, a Word Search, and more, plus a coloring station for customers to enjoy, and a special photo-op station where they will be able to forever capture the magic of the Harry Potter-inspired celebration. Select stores nationwide will also feature delicious treats from the Barnes & Noble Café, including free samples of a festive sugar cookie and a caramel apple spice drink, available while supplies last.

All Barnes & Noble stores will also offer a free giveaway of a special Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition poster, available while supplies last (100 per store).

Additional activities that will take place at select Barnes & Noble stores nationwide during the Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball will include face painting, fortune telling, strolling carolers, Harry Potter character lookalike showcases, and more. Customers should contact their local store to find out if any additional activities are going to take place.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Barnes & Noble

Fans of Harry Potter can continue to relive the magic at Barnes & Noble this holiday season with a dedicated Harry Potter experience inside all stores nationwide. Customers can shop a unique assortment of books and gifts from J. K. Rowling’s wizarding world, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, as well as Harry Potter wands, chess sets, music and DVDs, hats, scarves and so much more. For additional details, customers can visit their local Barnes & Noble today.

For more information on how customers can relive the magic of Harry Potter at Barnes & Noble this holiday season with Barnes & Noble’s Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball, they should visit BN.com/MagicalHolidayBall. For more information on Barnes & Noble’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a unique assortment of books, toys & games and gifts, perfect for the whole family, customers should visit BN.com/HarryPotter.

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 638 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). 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 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, 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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