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Barnes & Noble Presents a Holiday Wish List for Readers

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Walk into your neighborhood Barnes & Noble this holiday season and come out with the right gift for everyone on your shopping list. Books-as-gifts can be more creative and more satisfying than just simply grabbing the nearest bestseller and making a beeline for the check-out.

Buy a book that will enhance a friend's collection or inspire a novice to begin one. Buy a book that will invite a child to climb up onto your lap and listen. Buy a book that will warm a long winter's eve, or tickle a funny bone, or round out a voracious reader's shelf of classics. Relax and browse through the aisles. Don't you know someone who needs a booklight? Stocking stuffers? Bookmarks! Pick up a beautiful journal, or bookends to complement the most bookish decor. You never know what will catch your eye and the fancy of the special person receiving a gift from Barnes & Noble.

And once you've stopped to regroup over coffee in the cafe, once you've checked off the names on your list, it just might be time for one more great gift ... to yourself.

The 1996 Reader's Wish List from Barnes & Noble:

The Crowd Pleasers

Laws of Our Fathers by Scott Turow (Farrar Straus & Giroux, $26.95)

Make the Connection by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey (Hyperion, $18.95)

The Dilbert Principle and Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook

by Scott Adams (HarperCollins, $22)

Executive Orders by Tom Clancy (Putnam, $27.95)

Airframe by Michael Crichton (Random House, $26)

Particular Pleasures: Fiction

The Tailor of Panama by John le Carre (Knopf, $25) Fans of le Carre will be fascinated to meet his most improbable spy, Harry Pendel, and witness the geopolitic web he weaves in Panama City.

The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard (Viking, $23.95) The first choice of Oprah's Book Club, this is a novel of every mother's nightmare, and one family's chance at redemption.

Dracula by Bram Stoker (Barnes & Noble, $14.95) A collector's dream and a vampire lover's treat. Full color illustrations by Edward Gorey; includes the lost chapter "Dracula's Guest," as well as appendices detailing the creation of Dracula and the life of the author.

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (Plume/Penguin, $11.95) Oprah's Book Club has encouraged many readers to rediscover this 19-year-old classic about a black man's search for his family's history.

Particular Pleasures: Non-Fiction

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (Scribner's, $23) A National Book Award nominee. The Irish-American memoir of a Brooklyn boyhood that is irrevocably changed when the author's family moves back to Limerick.

Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball with Betty Hannah Hoffman (Putnam, $24.95) This recently discovered autobiography is pure Lucy, and she tells all -- from her marriage to Desi and the "I Love Lucy" show through her later years -- and gives her fans one last laugh.

The Complete Beatles Chronicle (Barnes & Noble, $24.98) A comprehensive volume that offers a definitive, chronological perspective of the film, video, television, radio and recording sessions of the legendary group.

Baking with Julia by Julia Child and Dorie Greenspan (Morrow, $40) Based on the new PBS series hosted by Julia herself, this extraordinary volume on "the way to bake" includes Child's collaborations with 27 of the best pastry chefs baking today.

A Reporters Life by Walter Cronkite (Knopf, $26.95) The long-awaited autobiography of "The most trusted man in America." Cronkite's first and only autobiography details his powerful career, and reveals his fascinating insights on journalism, broadcasting and the 20th century.

The Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine (Barnes & Noble, $15.98) A thorough look at a variety of therapies, including shiatsu, hypnotherapy, Chinese medicine and reflexology which have been practiced throughout the world since ancient times and are gaining in popularity today. An authoritative text with illustrations and photographs make the guide a user- friendly reference tool.

Cooking for Healthy Living by Jane Fonda (Andrews McMeel, $29.95) Jane Fonda gathers together a sensible collection of healthy, delicious and nutritional recipes in her continuing quest to make health, fitness and general well-being accessible to everyone.

Children's Choices

The Bible for Children retold by Philip Jennings, illustrated by Severo Baraldi (Barnes & Noble, $12.98) Over 200 of the most inspirational and popular stories from the Old and New Testaments are beautifully illustrated in full-color, with text especially for young readers.

My Many Colored Days by Dr. Suess (Random House, $12.80) What color is your mood? An exuberant look at the various hues and shades of feelings, and a vivid reading experience for parents and children to share.

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger (A Michael Neuebauer Book/North-South Books, $19.95) This newly illustrated edition of the classic tale of a young girl's journey from home is brilliantly and innovatively revived. Selected as a Best Illustrated Children's Book of 1996 by The New York Times.

The 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith, illustrated by Michael Dooling (Barnes & Noble, $5.98) The original novel, presented by Barnes & Noble Publishing, just in time for the release of the Disney movie that promises to bring the biggest family of dogs to life.

Great Gifts for Readers

The Nite Reader, $24.95. A Barnes & Noble exclusive, this reader's light attaches to any book.

Calligraphy Set, $14.95. Master the art of fine writing.

Shakespeare Magnetic Wit Kit, $19.95.

Shakespeare Magnetic Love Kit, $19.95.

Decorate your refrigerator, get your message across, be inspired by the Bard!

The Desire Journal, $19.95. Another Barnes & Noble exclusive. This is a grown-up diary where the most intimate desires can be recorded. Lock and key included, of course.

The Quill & Ink Pen Set, $14.95. For those who like to write the romantic, old-fashioned way.

Winnie-the-Pooh Bear Bookends, $69.95. A functional, delightful way to organize and decorate. The ultimate accessory for Pooh fans.

The Wine Journal, $14.95. A journal to record your favorite wines and tastings.

SOURCE Barnes & Noble, Inc.
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/CONTACT: Jennifer Wolfertz of Barnes & Noble, 212-633-3389/


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