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Barnes & Noble Recognizes Strategic Partners Involved in the First-Ever Retail Mini Maker Faire

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, is recognizing its strategic partners in its one-of-a-kind Mini Maker Faire initiative that will be kicking off at stores nationwide on Friday, November 6, through Sunday, November 8. Barnes & Noble is launching the first-ever retail Mini Maker Faire through a partnership with Maker Media, publisher of Make: magazine and producer of Maker Faire. The robust program is made possible through the support of leaders in the Maker Movement that share Barnes & Noble’s commitment to tech literacy and experiential learning. They include XYZprinting, littleBits, Raspberry Pi and more; who are excited to be a part of the Maker movement as it expands to communities across America at Barnes & Noble.

“We invite new and experienced inventors from across the country to visit their local Barnes & Noble during its Mini Maker Faire to witness firsthand how a product like littleBits can have a meaningful impact on how their local communities build, experiment and discover with electronics to reinvent their worlds.”

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“XYZprinting is thrilled to partner with Barnes & Noble to show customers nationwide that technology like 3D printing is attainable, impactful and necessary in the home, office or classroom,” said Simon Shen, CEO of XYZprinting. “One of our core goals is to provide communities with the tools they need to establish futures where technology is ubiquitous, and there is no better partner than Barnes & Noble – a company that already has close local and national connections, and has always been a leader in literacy and tech literacy.”

“Our mission is to empower everyone to create inventions, large and small, with our platform of electronic building blocks. Our partnership with...


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