A beloved book is like an old friend: full of familiar stories, rich in endearing details, and just as enjoyable when covered in highlighter. Make a new literary acquaintance with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of books, educational games and toys, movies, and gifts at Barnes & Noble. This Groupon is valid for purchases made online, at any of more than 700 Barnes & Noble retail locations, or on Barnes & Noble’s e-reader, the Nook.
With more than one million book titles to choose from, Barnes & Noble stocks one of the retail world’s largest selections of bound pages, along with a huge assortment of educational toys and games. Keep sprightly scribes from using walls, furniture, and siblings as writing surfaces with the help of LeapFrog’s Scribble & Write ($24.95 online), or indulge kids’ natural passions for outer space and solid detective work with a LEGO Space Police Smash ’n’ Grab set ($19.95 online).
Tingle grownup spines with the thrills and intrigue of James Patterson’s Tick Tock ($14.57 online), or bulk up your brain with Stacy Schiff’s nonfiction tome Cleopatra: A Life ($18.01 online). Named one of 2010’s best new products, Barnes & Noble’s e-reader, the Nook, comes in both black-and-white ($149) and color ($249) versions; choose from more than two million downloadable titles, 100 of which are free, and tote them with ease to work, the dentist’s office, or your night job guarding the dentist’s herd of tooth fairies.
Barnes & Noble’s bounty of unbooks includes a broad spectrum of movies—from recent DVD releases such as The Social Network ($17.39 online) to centuries-old Blu-rays such as This is Spinal Tap ($9.99 online).
Note: prices online are subject to change, and prices in stores may be different from those online.