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  • BN Editors 4:01 am on 2019/06/17 Permalink
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    LEGO® Harry Potter™ Sets Are Coming! 

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    Build the magic & relive the adventure! Bring Harry Potter moments to life with these new LEGO® sets, exclusively at Barnes & Noble July 1st through July 31st!

    LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge
    The time has come for the onerous first task in the Triwizard Tournament from the fourth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This 265-piece LEGO set recreates the exciting and nerve-racking scene in which Harry is forced to face off against the dangerous fire-breathing Hungarian Horntail dragon to retrieve a golden egg with only his wand to aid him. Also included in the set are Harry’s fellow Triwizard Champions—Viktor Krum, Fleur Delacour, and Cedric Diggory, all armed with wands—and the tent in which the champions await their turn in the tournament.

    LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue
    Fans can step into the pages of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to help Harry, Hermione, and Ron rescue Buckbeak the Hippogriff before he can be put to death by the Minister of Magic and his executioner. LEGO lovers ages 8 and up will love immersing themselves in the story as they put together the 496-piece set, which includes Hagrid’s hut with its detailed interior—there’s even a Chocolate Frog and a Daily Prophet newspaper—and pumpkin patch where the kids hide to pull off the escape plan. Additionally, Harry, Hermione, and Ron have their own wands, while Hagrid clutches his trusty pink umbrella.

    LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Clock Tower
    Visit the wizarding world in LEGO form with this 922-piece set that depicts important locations from books three and four, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Harry Potter fans can visit Albus Dumbledore’s office, go on a Time-Turning adventure in the clock tower, swing by the hospital wing and the prefects’ bathroom, and attend a Defense Against the Dark Arts class. Kids can even go to the Yule Ball with its icy decorations and “dancing” function. The set also includes eight minifigures—Harry, Ron, Hermione, Fleur, Cedric, Viktor, Dumbledore, and Madame Maxime—all decked out in their Yule Ball costumes.

    LEGO® Harry Potter™ The Knight Bus™
    Hop aboard this 403-piece Knight Bus set to recreate scenes with Harry’s infamous form of transportation in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Harry Potter fans and LEGO enthusiasts are in for a wild ride on this purple triple-decker bus as it races, swerves, and bumps wherever the witches and wizards on board need to go—as the sign says, “All destinations (nothing underwater).” With the bus’s hinged side panel and removable roof, kids will be able to see everything going on inside as the bus cruises along, including the bed sliding around and the chandelier swinging just like in the story. Minifigures Harry, Stan Shunpike, and Ernie Prang—plus the shrunken head—are all along for the ride.

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  • Miwa Messer 1:30 pm on 2018/06/05 Permalink
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    Oprah’s New Book Club Pick Is an Unforgettable Story of Faith, Hope, and Justice 

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    The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin, is the unforgettable and inspiring true story of a wrongly convicted man who survived solitary confinement on death row for more than three decades—and it’s the latest pick of the Oprah Book Club.

    Thirty-three years ago, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested.

    The charges: Capital murder. Two counts.

    Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted and sentenced to death via electrocution.

    But he was innocent.

    Anthony Ray Hinton’s nightmare begins with a horrible case of mistaken identity; he knew he was innocent, and believed it was only a matter of time until the mistake was uncovered and he was released. But the judicial system didn’t believe him. Living under a system with a separate standard for poor black men, the truth was not enough to set twenty-nine-year-old Hinton free.

    The Sun Does Shine is, ultimately, a triumphant example of a man reclaiming own life, as best he can under horrific circumstances. Hinton’s first three years on death row were marked by silence, anger, and despair. But then he made a decision, to not only accept his fate on death row, but to live on death row. And that’s when this becomes a remarkable story of acceptance, fortitude, compassion—and humor.

    This is also the story of our country’s deeply flawed judicial system—separate and not equal—and the realities of systemic racial bias and its deep impact on all of us. Hinton is one of “the longest-serving condemned prisoners facing execution in America to be proved innocent and released,” according to Bryan Stevenson, the attorney who worked to secure Hinton’s freedom. (Stevenson is also the bestselling author of Just Mercy, and wrote the foreword to The Sun Does Shine.)

    The Sun Does Shine is a thoughtful and deeply emotional book that’s sure to spark conversation, which makes it a terrific book club pick. As you’ll see in the exclusive clip below, featuring the author and Oprah Winfrey, Anthony Ray Hinton’s story is a powerful one, full of faith, hope, and love.

    The Sun Does Shine is on sale now.

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  • Joel Cunningham 2:00 pm on 2017/11/01 Permalink
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    4 Reasons the Glowlight 3 Is the Most Lovable NOOK Ever 

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    Since the advent of the printed word, readers have felt an indescribable bond with the books they love—and that hasn’t changed in the ebook era. That’s why we’ve always made sure our NOOK E Ink® readers are crafted with readers in mind. Since the beginning, we’ve been driven by one question: how can we give you the best, most book-like reading experience possible, while still delivering all the advantages ebooks can offer?

    With the new NOOK Glowlight® 3, available on November 8, we’ve found the answer—this is a NOOK that loves you back. Here’s how:

    The Glowlight 3 cares about your eyes
    Our tired eyeballs have been trying to tell us something: as day turns to night and we begin to wind down for the evening, it’s bad for our eyes to be exposed to the harsh blue light emitted by cell phones and tablets. The Glowlight 3 features a new “night mode” that lets you control the temperature of the illuminated screen any time you want, from a cool white to warmer orange tones, so you can read comfortably, day or night. You can even set it to adjust automatically throughout the day. And like all black-and-white NOOK readers, the Glowlight 3 features a high resolution, glare-free screen that reads great even in direct sunlight, and easily adjustable fonts to fit your reading style.

    The Glowlight 3 wants you to be comfortable
    There’s nothing like sinking into a really great book as the real world disappears around you. The last thing you want is for the real world to pull you back out. That’s why we’ve made the Glowlight 3 the most comfortable NOOK ever, with a soft touch finish that’s easy on the hands even after hours of reading. You and your book deserve some alone time, free of distractions—no buzzing texts, no app notifications, and no paper cuts.

    The Glowlight 3 remembers the good old days
    Touch screens are all the rage, and the Glowlight 3 has one—use it to browse your library, shop for new books on bn.com, adjust fonts and text size, look up a word, and turn pages with a tap or a swipe. But we also know many readers loved those clickable page-turn buttons on the earliest NOOK E Ink readers, so we’ve brought them back. Now, you can choose how you want to read. We’re also back in black for the first time since we bid farewell to the NOOK Simple Touch—the dark bezels make the glare-free screen look brighter and more paper-like than ever.

    The Glowlight 3 will never leave you hanging
    There’s nothing worse than getting stuck with nothing to read. That’s why we’ve doubled the storage on the Glowlight 3 to 8 GB of onboard memory, enough space to carry around your entire library—thousands and thousands of books. And you won’t have to worry about running out of juice either—the Glowlight 3’s energy-sipping battery can fuel up to six weeks of reading on a single charge. Even better—the Glowlight 3 supports Adobe Digital Editions right out of the box, so you can easily borrow books from your local library to read on the go.

    The NOOK Glowlight 3 is available on November 8. Learn more about it here, and preorder now!

    The post 4 Reasons the Glowlight 3 Is the Most Lovable NOOK Ever appeared first on Barnes & Noble Reads.

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