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NEW YORK, NY – September 8 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced the next edition of its hit series, “Upstairs at the Square” – recommended by The New Yorker, New York, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, Flavorpill, WWD Scoop, Time Out London, and more – at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in Manhattan (33 East 17th Street at Union Square). On Monday, September 14th, at 7 p.m., Nick Cave, author of The Death of Bunny Munro (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Faber Inc., September 1), will join cultural journalist Katherine Lanpher. Admission is free, and no tickets are required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Nick Cave has been performing music for more than thirty years as the lead singer of the Birthday Party, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and Grinderman. He has collaborated with Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey, and many others. His first novel, And the A** Saw the Angel, was published in 1989. Born in Australia, Cave now lives near Brighton, England.

White Lunar, a two CD set to be released by Mute on September 22, 2009, contains a selection of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ cinematic scores, including rare and previously unavailable material. Of particular note is music from their latest collaboration, the score to the upcoming film The Road (based on the Cormac McCarthy novel). Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have been creating music together for more than fifteen years, with The Bad Seeds, Grinderman and The Dirty Three. More recently, they have collaborated on soundtracks for such films as The Proposition (2005) and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007).

Praise for Nick Cave and The Death of Bunny Munro (http://us.macmillan.com/thedeathofbunnymunro):

“The Death of Bunny Munro is not just a wonderful read, it's also a heartbreaking one. Cave writes novels like he does lyrics, with strokes of blood and sulphur and lightning. He strikes at the mind and heart and is able to bring his readers to their knees.” —Neil LaBute

“Nick Cave will obviously live forever, just because the devil’s scared of him. Ever since he stomped out of the junkyard with the Birthday Party, Cave has walked tall in the role of Lucifer’s rock-and-roll boyfriend.” —Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone

Katherine Lanpher (www.katherinelanpher.com) is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist, host of TIME Financial Toolkit on Time.com, contributing editor to More magazine, and substitute host for “The Takeaway,” a collaboration of WNYC, PRI, the BBC and the New York Times. Springboard Press published her essay collection, Leap Days.

“Upstairs at the Square,” which celebrated three years in June, has paired authors such as William Gibson, Tom Wolfe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, David Lynch, Anna Gavalda, Kurt Andersen, Min Jin Lee and Carlos Ruiz Zafón with musicians including Regina Spektor, Duncan Sheik and members of the cast of Spring Awakening, Japanther, Badly Drawn Boy, Sondre Lerche, Au Revoir Simone, Aimee Mann, Craig Finn and more. An archive of recordings is available on Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com/upstairs), where “Upstairs at the Square” is enjoyed by listeners around the world.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 774 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble is the nation’s top bookseller brand for the sixth year in a row, as determined by a combination of the brand’s performance on familiarity, quality, and purchase intent; the top bookseller in quality for the second year in a row and the number two retailer in trust, according to the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive®. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, which also features hundreds of thousands of titles in its eBookstore (www.bn.com/ebooks). Customers can buy and read eBooks on a wide range of platforms, including the iPhone and iPod touch, BlackBerry® smartphones, as well as most Windows® and Mac® laptops or full-sized desktop computers.
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company’s corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

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Added by LACerand on July 9, 2009