Barnes & Noble and The Creativity Hub Announce an Exclusive Design Product That Inspires Creativity

The Extraordinaires® Design Studio PRO Is Available Only at Barnes &
Noble and Provides a Unique and Engaging Way to Experience the
Excitement & Joy of Designing

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Creativity Hub, makers of Rory’s Story Cubes®, and Barnes & Noble,
the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of
content, digital media and educational products, today announced the
launch of The Extraordinaires® Design Studio PRO – available exclusively
at Barnes & Noble in stores and online now.

The Extraordinaires® Design Studio PRO is an expansion of the
award-winning and critically acclaimed Extraordinaires® Design Studio.
Perfect for anyone from the creative thinker to the novice or the
seasoned designer to the business professional, the Extraordinaires®
Design Studio PRO challenges players to design objects that meet the
needs of various Extraordinaires® characters. The studio allows players
to collaborate on their designs through a fun, 3-step process involving
research, design and improvement.

“We are excited to partner with Barnes & Noble to bring the world of
design to teens, families and even adult professionals across the United
States,” said Anita Murphy, co-inventor of The Extraordinaires® Design
Studio PRO, with Rory O’Connor. “The Extraordinaires® Design Studio PRO
has aptly been described as ‘like landing an internship at a real design
studio’ and can serve as the launchpad for the career of a young
designer or provide a seasoned designer with a full creative workout.”

With over 720 design challenges, and a detailed visual design guide the
Design Studio PRO inspires you to think bigger, broader and more
creatively. From participating in the dynamic design process to the
“A-ha” moment you get in creating your very own design the Design Studio
PRO allows you to challenge yourself to truly design the extraordinary.

Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble,
said: “In partnership with The Creativity Hub, we are thrilled to be
able to offer the Barnes & Noble customer this innovative approach to
design, which takes you on a fun-filled journey from idea generation
though conceptualization. The Creativity Hub team has absolutely
delivered a one-of-a-kind product that stimulates creative thinking and
emulates a brainstorm in a box!”

The Extraordinaires® Design Studio PRO is available now exclusively at
Barnes & Noble stores nationwide with a retail price of $79.95. Visit
or any Barnes & Noble stores for more details.

For more information on this Press Release please contact: Tracy
Dudkiewicz, The Creativity Hub,
or 262-441-0364.

About Barnes &Noble

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 647 Barnes & Noble
bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, (
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tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and
entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store
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and UK (,
plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, 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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About The Creativity Hub

The Creativity Hub publishes games and playthings that foster
imagination, empathy and self-esteem. Today over 4 million sets of
Rory’s Story Cubes have been sold in over 54 countries. Anita Murphy and
Rory O’Connor, co-founders, envision a world where these attributes are
valued and fostered in every individual. The couple developed The
Extraordinaires® Design Studio to introduce the world of design in a fun
and exciting way, providing a sandbox experience for all to design for
extraordinary clients with exaggerated needs. It was launched in
September 2013 and is currently available in the USA, Canada, the United
Kingdom, Germany and Australia.

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The Creativity Hub, Ltd.
Tracy Dudkiewicz, 262-441-0364
& Noble, Inc.
Alan McNamara, 212-633-3379