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Becoming Passes Fear for the Best First-Week
Sales of a Book for Barnes & Noble, and is Fastest-Selling Adult Book in
Over Three Years for the Company
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail
bookseller, today announced that Michelle Obama’s Becoming had
the biggest first-week sales of any book this year, surpassing Fear
for the most copies sold, as well as having the best first-week start of
any adult book in over three years.
“We knew Becoming was going to be one of the biggest books of the
year, but it has now officially had the best first week of sales of any
book in 2018, and is among the fastest sellers in Barnes & Noble
history,” said Liz Harwell, Senior Director of Merchandising, Trade
Books at Barnes & Noble. “This is definitely the must-have book of the
Obama’s Becoming had the best first-week sales of an adult book
since Go Set a Watchman published in July, 2015. Fear, by
Bob Woodward, had the second-most first-week sales for a book in 2018,
and was followed by A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,
by James Comey.
Becoming is available in Barnes & Noble stores across the country
and on BN.com,
including the option for customers to Buy Online, Pick up in Store.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the nation’s largest retail
bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products. The Company operates 629 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 digital books, 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®
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Mary Ellen KeatingSenior Vice PresidentCorporate
CommunicationsBarnes & Noble, Inc.(212) email@example.com
Alex OrtolaniDirectorCorporate CommunicationsBarnes &