Barnes & Noble Celebrates Disney’s Live-Action Adaptation of Beauty and the Beast Movie April 1

Stores Nationwide to Feature Fun Activities for Children Including a
Storytime, Themed Activities, Sing-Along, and Special Giveaways

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s
largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products, today announced in collaboration with
Disney a celebration of the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty
and the Beast
that will take place at stores nationwide on Saturday,
April 1, starting at 11 AM. The event in honor of Disney’s hugely
successful live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, which was
released on March 17, will feature fun activities for children including
a reading of Cynthia Rylant’s Beauty and the Beast picture book,
a sing-along to the beloved movie soundtrack, themed activities and
giveaways, while supplies last.

On April 1, fans of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast are invited to
their local Barnes & Noble store to celebrate the release of the
live-action movie with a special Storytime reading of Cynthia Rylant’s Beauty
and the Beast
picture book, a classic tale of bravery,
transformation and love. After the Storytime portion of the event, fans
are encouraged to join in a sing-along to the beloved movie soundtrack
featuring popular songs “Beauty and the Beast,” “Something There” and
“Be Our Guest.”

Additionally, children will have the opportunity to develop their own
story ideas by creating scenes with stickers of characters from Disney’s Beauty
and the Beast
or writing and drawing a book cover for their own
original story. Customers will also receive special giveaways, including
mini-posters featuring the Enchanted Rose and Lost in a Book, as
well as bookmarks, while supplies last.

Customers are encouraged to check out Barnes & Noble’s wide selection of
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast product offerings, including a
variety of books, toys and gifts. Featured books include Beauty and
the Beast Big Golden Book
(Disney’s Beauty and the Beast); Beauty
and the Beast
(B&N Exclusive Edition); Disney Book Group’s Beauty
and the Beast: The Story of Belle
; Beauty and the Beast: Lost in
a Book
; Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Library: A Collection of
Literary Quotes and Inspirational Musings
; Beauty and the Beast
Novelization
; and The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty’s Prince.
Featured toys include Jakks Pacific’s Beauty and the Beast
Enchanted Objects Tea Set; Hasbro’s Beauty and the Beast
Enchanting Melodies Belle Doll; Hasbro’s Beauty and the Beast
Castle Friends Collection Playset; Jakks Pacific’s Enchanted Rose
Jewelry Box; Hasbro’s Beauty and the Beast Belle Village Dress
Doll; Hasbro’s Beauty and the Beast Grand Romance Playset; and
Hasbro’s Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Rose Scene Playset.
Customers should contact their local store for more details on what
products are available for purchase.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action adaptation of the
studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from
the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the
original music while updating the score with several new songs. Beauty
and the Beast
is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful
and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his
castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff
and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the
kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma
Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the
handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner
Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad
as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe®
nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar®
nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu
Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner
Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar®
nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time
Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon and based on the 1991
animated film, the film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman
and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar®-winning composer
Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards (Best Original Score and Best
Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score. The score will
include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and
Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and
three-time Oscar® winner Tim Rice. Beauty and the Beast
was released in U.S. theaters on March 17.

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About Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular
life in Disney’s live-action adaptation “Beauty and the Beast,” a
stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever
told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a
bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a
Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s
enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior
and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. The film stars:
Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston,
the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as
Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering
aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as
Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe,
the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie
Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with
Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the
teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the
Beast,” the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan
Spiliotopoulos and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a.
and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a. with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and
Don Hahn serving as executive producers. Alan Menken, who won two
Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the
animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the
original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new
songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” was
released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.

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Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Senior
Vice President
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Alan
McNamara, 212-633-3379
Senior Director
Corporate Communications
amcnamara@bn.com