On April 28th And 29th, Well-Known and Prize-Winning Authors Will Read and Sign Their Books on the Barnes & Noble Stage at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA

Barnes & Noble Will Construct a 1,000-Square-Foot Book Store for the Festival



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Barnes & Noble, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Barnes &
 Noble, Inc. (NYSE:   BKS), the nation's largest bookseller, brings book lovers
 and authors together at the sixth annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
 This two-day celebration, one of the country's premier literary events, will
 be held on the campus of UCLA, Saturday, April 28th, and Sunday, April 29th.
     Barnes & Noble, a participating sponsor of the Los Angeles Times Festival
 of Books for the fourth year in a row, will build a 1,000-square-foot "super"
 store, adjacent to Royce Hall.  The store will carry a wide selection of
 titles, including Barnes & Noble bestsellers, bargain classics, Discover Great
 New Writers titles, and children's books.
     An exciting array of the nation's top authors will read and sign their
 books on the Barnes & Noble stage on Perloff Quad.  They include Bertice
 Berry, Candace Bushnell, Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon, Deepak Chopra,
 Eric Jerome Dickey, Valerie Harper, Dennis Lehane, Richard Lewis, Brad
 Meltzer, Susan Miller, James Patterson, Julie Stav and Stuart Woods.  The
 readings will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28th,
 and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29th.
 
     The schedule of author appearances is as follows:
 
     Saturday, April 28th
     11:00 a.m.
     Financial planner Julie Stav has become a source of inspiration to tens of
 thousands of people for her ability to demystify the stock market.  "Get Your
 Share" is a riveting account of how she transformed her life from a divorced
 single parent with a pile of debts to that of a successful businesswoman.
 
     12:00 p.m.
     James Patterson, bestselling author of the Alex Cross novels "Along Came a
 Spider," "Kiss the Girls," and "Pop Goes the Weasel," reads from his latest
 thriller, "1st to Die."
 
     1:00 p.m.
     "To Know God," Deepak Chopra's most ambitious and important work to date,
 explores the idea that the human brain is hardwired to know God and that
 everyone can experience divinity.  The bestselling author of "Ageless Body,
 Timeless Mind" uses philosophy and science to solve one of life's greatest
 mysteries.
 
     2:00 p.m.
     Candace Bushnell, author of the immensely popular HBO television series
 and book, "Sex and the City," reads from her latest work, "Four Blondes."
 
     3:00 p.m.
     Dennis Lehane, the author of the popular series featuring Patrick Kenzie
 and Angela Gennaro ("A Drink Before the War," "Prayers for Rain"), breaks new
 ground with "Mystic River," his latest work, a powerful and passionate novel
 of crime, punishment and revenge.
 
     4:00 p.m.
     Millions of people know Richard Lewis from his club performances, radio,
 and TV and HBO comedy specials.  The same neuroses and dysfunctions that had
 been the basis for his successful stage persona ultimately turned on him.
 "The Great Depression" is an honest and unsentimental account of how he got
 there and how he copes with being sober on a daily basis.
 
     Sunday, April 29th
     10:00 a.m.
     Michael Silverblatt, host of the KCRW literary talk show "Bookworm," joins
 Michael Chabon, author of "The Wonder Boys."  Michael Chabon's latest work,
 "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," won this year's Pulitzer Prize
 for fiction and has been nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for
 Fiction.  Set in the late 1930s, the book recounts the tragic adventures of a
 couple of boy geniuses, comic book heroes and real-world survival.
 
     11:00 a.m.
     Discover more about the planets and their influence with Susan Miller,
 certified astrologer and creator of the popular Web site, astrologyszone.com.
 Her new book, "Planets and Possibilities," takes an in-depth look at how
 astrology can help you fully understand your sun sign and its influence.
 
     12:00 p.m.
     Valerie Harper, a.k.a. Rhoda Morgenstern, will sign copies of "Today I Am
 a Ma'am: And Other Musings on Life, Beauty and Growing Older."  With her
 trademark wit, "Today I Am a Ma'am" takes a refreshing approach to getting the
 most out of your life, no matter what age you are.
 
     1:00 p.m.
     Brad Meltzer's "The First Counsel" is a thriller, which has drawn
 comparisons to TV's "West Wing."  While out on a date with the president's
 daughter, a young White House lawyer sees something he shouldn't.
 
     2:00 p.m.
     Stuart Woods, author of twenty-one novels, including "L.A. Dead," "Orchid
 Beach," and "New York Dead," reads from his new novel, "Cold Paradise."  In
 the seventh book of the popular Stone Barrington series,
 cop-turned-investigator Stone Barrington gets caught up in a case he
 thought was buried years ago, while settling romantic entanglements that haunt
 him still.
 
     3:00 p.m.
     Bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey reads from "Liar's Game."  In this
 steamy tale of deception and redemption, a dream turns into a nightmare for
 Dana Ann Smith and Vincent Calvary Browne, Jr.  Both are forced to confront
 their pasts when her ex-boyfriend and his ex-wife come into town.
 
     4:00 p.m.
     Bertice Berry will read from her new novel, "The Haunting of Hip Hop."  In
 this mesmerizing tale set in New York, hip-hop producer Harry "Freedom" Hudson
 finds himself irresistibly drawn to a house in Harlem that has been abandoned
 for years and is rumored to be haunted.
 
     About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
     Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:   BKS) operates 569 Barnes & Noble and
 339 B. Dalton bookstores, and, with its acquisition of Babbage's Etc. and
 Funco, Inc., is the nation's largest operator of video game and entertainment
 software stores.  Barnes & Noble stores stock an authoritative selection of
 book titles and provide access to more than one million titles.  They offer
 books from more than 50,000 publisher imprints with an emphasis on small,
 independent publishers and university presses.  Barnes & Noble is one of the
 world's largest booksellers on the World Wide Web (http://www.bn.com), and the
 premiere bookseller on America Online's (Keyword: bn) proprietary network.
 Barnes & Noble.com has the largest standing inventory of any online
 bookseller.  Barnes & Noble also publishes books under its own imprint for
 exclusive sale through its retail stores and Web site.
     Further information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the
 Internet by visiting the company's corporate Web site:
 http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Barnes &
 Noble, Inc. (NYSE:   BKS), the nation's largest bookseller, brings book lovers
 and authors together at the sixth annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
 This two-day celebration, one of the country's premier literary events, will
 be held on the campus of UCLA, Saturday, April 28th, and Sunday, April 29th.
     Barnes & Noble, a participating sponsor of the Los Angeles Times Festival
 of Books for the fourth year in a row, will build a 1,000-square-foot "super"
 store, adjacent to Royce Hall.  The store will carry a wide selection of
 titles, including Barnes & Noble bestsellers, bargain classics, Discover Great
 New Writers titles, and children's books.
     An exciting array of the nation's top authors will read and sign their
 books on the Barnes & Noble stage on Perloff Quad.  They include Bertice
 Berry, Candace Bushnell, Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon, Deepak Chopra,
 Eric Jerome Dickey, Valerie Harper, Dennis Lehane, Richard Lewis, Brad
 Meltzer, Susan Miller, James Patterson, Julie Stav and Stuart Woods.  The
 readings will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28th,
 and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29th.
 
     The schedule of author appearances is as follows:
 
     Saturday, April 28th
     11:00 a.m.
     Financial planner Julie Stav has become a source of inspiration to tens of
 thousands of people for her ability to demystify the stock market.  "Get Your
 Share" is a riveting account of how she transformed her life from a divorced
 single parent with a pile of debts to that of a successful businesswoman.
 
     12:00 p.m.
     James Patterson, bestselling author of the Alex Cross novels "Along Came a
 Spider," "Kiss the Girls," and "Pop Goes the Weasel," reads from his latest
 thriller, "1st to Die."
 
     1:00 p.m.
     "To Know God," Deepak Chopra's most ambitious and important work to date,
 explores the idea that the human brain is hardwired to know God and that
 everyone can experience divinity.  The bestselling author of "Ageless Body,
 Timeless Mind" uses philosophy and science to solve one of life's greatest
 mysteries.
 
     2:00 p.m.
     Candace Bushnell, author of the immensely popular HBO television series
 and book, "Sex and the City," reads from her latest work, "Four Blondes."
 
     3:00 p.m.
     Dennis Lehane, the author of the popular series featuring Patrick Kenzie
 and Angela Gennaro ("A Drink Before the War," "Prayers for Rain"), breaks new
 ground with "Mystic River," his latest work, a powerful and passionate novel
 of crime, punishment and revenge.
 
     4:00 p.m.
     Millions of people know Richard Lewis from his club performances, radio,
 and TV and HBO comedy specials.  The same neuroses and dysfunctions that had
 been the basis for his successful stage persona ultimately turned on him.
 "The Great Depression" is an honest and unsentimental account of how he got
 there and how he copes with being sober on a daily basis.
 
     Sunday, April 29th
     10:00 a.m.
     Michael Silverblatt, host of the KCRW literary talk show "Bookworm," joins
 Michael Chabon, author of "The Wonder Boys."  Michael Chabon's latest work,
 "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," won this year's Pulitzer Prize
 for fiction and has been nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for
 Fiction.  Set in the late 1930s, the book recounts the tragic adventures of a
 couple of boy geniuses, comic book heroes and real-world survival.
 
     11:00 a.m.
     Discover more about the planets and their influence with Susan Miller,
 certified astrologer and creator of the popular Web site, astrologyszone.com.
 Her new book, "Planets and Possibilities," takes an in-depth look at how
 astrology can help you fully understand your sun sign and its influence.
 
     12:00 p.m.
     Valerie Harper, a.k.a. Rhoda Morgenstern, will sign copies of "Today I Am
 a Ma'am: And Other Musings on Life, Beauty and Growing Older."  With her
 trademark wit, "Today I Am a Ma'am" takes a refreshing approach to getting the
 most out of your life, no matter what age you are.
 
     1:00 p.m.
     Brad Meltzer's "The First Counsel" is a thriller, which has drawn
 comparisons to TV's "West Wing."  While out on a date with the president's
 daughter, a young White House lawyer sees something he shouldn't.
 
     2:00 p.m.
     Stuart Woods, author of twenty-one novels, including "L.A. Dead," "Orchid
 Beach," and "New York Dead," reads from his new novel, "Cold Paradise."  In
 the seventh book of the popular Stone Barrington series,
 cop-turned-investigator Stone Barrington gets caught up in a case he
 thought was buried years ago, while settling romantic entanglements that haunt
 him still.
 
     3:00 p.m.
     Bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey reads from "Liar's Game."  In this
 steamy tale of deception and redemption, a dream turns into a nightmare for
 Dana Ann Smith and Vincent Calvary Browne, Jr.  Both are forced to confront
 their pasts when her ex-boyfriend and his ex-wife come into town.
 
     4:00 p.m.
     Bertice Berry will read from her new novel, "The Haunting of Hip Hop."  In
 this mesmerizing tale set in New York, hip-hop producer Harry "Freedom" Hudson
 finds himself irresistibly drawn to a house in Harlem that has been abandoned
 for years and is rumored to be haunted.
 
     About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
     Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:   BKS) operates 569 Barnes & Noble and
 339 B. Dalton bookstores, and, with its acquisition of Babbage's Etc. and
 Funco, Inc., is the nation's largest operator of video game and entertainment
 software stores.  Barnes & Noble stores stock an authoritative selection of
 book titles and provide access to more than one million titles.  They offer
 books from more than 50,000 publisher imprints with an emphasis on small,
 independent publishers and university presses.  Barnes & Noble is one of the
 world's largest booksellers on the World Wide Web (http://www.bn.com), and the
 premiere bookseller on America Online's (Keyword: bn) proprietary network.
 Barnes & Noble.com has the largest standing inventory of any online
 bookseller.  Barnes & Noble also publishes books under its own imprint for
 exclusive sale through its retail stores and Web site.
     Further information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the
 Internet by visiting the company's corporate Web site:
 http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
 
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