Barnes & Noble in Waterbury will host Discovery Friday on November 22, an all-day event created to serve as the official launch of the holiday shopping season and help customers experience the thrill of discovering the perfect gifts for friends and family.  On Discovery Friday, which falls exactly one week before Black Friday, Barnes & Noble Waterbury will host fun and festive games, activities and giveaways, plus exclusive in-store appearances by local authors Elizabeth Barone, TL Costa, and Steve Parlato. Customers can also enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Barnes & Noble shopping spree, with five lucky winners to be chosen from across the country.

Discover Local In-Store Entertainment for the Whole Family
With something for all ages to enjoy, Discovery Friday brings holiday festivities to Barnes & Noble Waterbury with a fantastic lineup of Storytimes, family games and other engaging activities and competitions. Special highlights include:
5PM-Young Adult Book Discussion with Local Authors Elizabeth Barone, Sade on the Wall, TL Costa, Playing Tyler, & Steve Parlato, The Namesake.  Books are available for purchase in store.
Duck Dynasty cut-out beards photo station and giveaway
Join us for stories & games:
1030 a.m. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, The Day the Crayons Quit, and Thanksgiving Day Thanks
5PM Games Galore! 
630 p.m. Thanksgiving Day Thanks, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition
Family-friendly games, including Lego Chima CHI Battles racing tournament and a Moleskine-sponsored “Every Reader is a Writer” activity
Barnes & Noble Café games and puzzles available to play, featuring Scrabble, Rummy, Spades and many more. Customers will also receive a collectible toy with a Café purchase while supplies last.
Activities for kids and teens featuring top books like The Heroes of Olympus series, Divergent series, The Fault in Our Stars The Fifth Wave and SparkNotes’ popular No Fear Shakespeare series

FREE Gifts & Exclusive Content from Favorite Characters and Leading Partners
Available only on Discovery Friday, Barnes & Noble shoppers will discover a number of free gifts that feature the season’s hottest entertainment and pop culture, favorite characters, beloved authors and more. Special giveaways include:
Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2) temporary tattoos
Harry Potter commemorative posters featuring 15th Anniversary edition cover art
The Heroes of Olympus series and Divergent series posters and other collectible items
The Book Thief discussion guide and enter-to-win movie posters
Exclusive John Green titles collectible quote decals from The Fault in Our Stars
Poster from Rick Yancey’s The Fifth Wave series
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition coloring book and enter-to-win The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition and The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition
Plus a selection of stickers, movie posters and more

Supplies are limited and these items are sure to go fast, so customers should arrive early for the best chance to pick up their favorites.

Discovery Deals and Special Offers
Holiday shoppers looking to experience the best in digital reading can take advantage of special NOOK offers available on Discovery Friday, including:
The just-launched new NOOK GlowLight™ is a must-have for Members, who will receive a double discount of 20 percent off, making this highly acclaimed device a steal at under $100 and perfect gift for people who love to escape into a great book anytime, anywhere.
Barnes & Noble’s bestselling and highly acclaimed NOOK Simple Touch® GlowLight® will be available for just $49 – a $50 savings on its original price.
By simply downloading the Free NOOK Reading App™ on their smartphones or tablets, customers will receive two great digital titles at no cost, including the eBook A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash plus an issue of Food Network Magazine.

BBC fans can load up on their favorite series with a 20 percent discount on all BBC DVDs and Blu-ray®, only on Discovery Friday.  Customers can also visit their local Barnes & Noble and speak with a bookseller for more information on additional one-day specials on Discovery Friday.

Enter to Win a $1000 Barnes & Noble Shopping Spree
Customers will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Barnes & Noble shopping spree to bring home even more great gifts and personal finds. Simply visit a local Barnes & Noble store on November 22, approach the NOOK Boutique and look for the specially created Discovery Friday NOOK App™ on the NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+ devices displayed to enter the contest.

Five lucky winners from across the country will be selected to receive a $1,000 Barnes & Noble shopping spree, and each winner will be led on a personal holiday shopping journey by an expert Barnes & Noble bookseller to help select the best gifts. For terms and conditions please visit

For more information on Discovery Friday, and to explore book recommendations curated by expert booksellers, visit For further details about events and activities taking place on November 22 at Barnes & Noble Waterbury, visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator or simply ask a bookseller. Barnes & Noble Waterbury is located at 235 Union Street, Waterbury, CT.