Barnes & Noble Marks Vinyl Day November 21st
November 12, 2015 at 11:55 AM (PT)
BARNES & NOBLE announced that it will present a special VINYL DAY on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st.
An entire day dedicated to vinyl records and music, VINYL DAY will take place at BARNES & NOBLE’s nearly 650 stores nationwide just four months after its first vinyl-themed promotion in JULY as part of the summer program “Get Pop-Cultured with BARNES & NOBLE.” The bookseller aims to break consumers out of their usual holiday shopping habits and encourage the “Art of Creative Gift-Giving.”
Said BARNES & NOBLE VP Music & DVD CHUCK GORMAN: “BARNES & NOBLE has always been committed to providing the very best in music to our customers and we’re excited to roll out VINYL DAY nationally as a celebration of a very special music format. One of the interesting things about vinyl is that it never really went away. What we’re seeing now is that customers are gravitating back to it because it offers a more authentic and warmer sound, as well as fantastic artwork and a unique collectability factor. Vinyl really is a great way to experience and share music.”
BARNES & NOBLE serves as the exclusive retailer for select vinyl albums that will be available on VINYL DAY, including those from artists such as THE BEATLES ("1+1" singles set), TONY BENNETT ("The Silver Lining: The Songs of JEROME KERN), ANDREA BOCELLI ("Cinema," a B&N 2015 exclusive), HARRY CONNICK JR. ("That Would Be Me"), YO-YO MA ("Songs of Joy And Peace") and PENTATONIX ("That’s CHRISTMAS To Me," another B&N 2015 exclusive), as well as anthologies including a collection of music from the popular television show "Mad Men" ("Music of 'Mad Men'").
Other exclusives, like special-color vinyl editions, include musical works by DAVE BRUBECK ("Essentials"), NEKO CASE ("Blacklisted"), JOHNNY CASH ("Essentials"), PAUL McCARTNEY ("Pipes Of Peace," "Tug Of War") and Elvis Presley (Essentials). BARNES & NOBLE will also offer a limited number of SIGNED EDITION albums by such musical artists as BAD COMPANY (PAUL RODGERS), JAMES BAY, BRANDI CARLILE, SILVERSUN PICKUPS, SLEATER-KINNEY, LNIDSEY STIRLING and BRIAN WILSON.
In addition, VINYL DAY is perfectly aligned with one of the most anticipated new album releases in years, ADELE’s "25," on NOVEMBER 20th. All BARNES & NOBLE stores nationwide will have copies available on vinyl. Stores will also have copies of "25" on CD, as well as her first and second albums, "19" and "21," in both formats.
VINYL DAY will also feature giveaways of a specially published list of “Definitive Album Reviews” by UNCUT MAGAZINE, while supplies last, and customers will receive a NOOK digital edition of ROLLING STONE’s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time” with any vinyl purchase on NOVEMBER 21st, downloadable through a special receipt access code.
In-store events, which will vary from market to market, will include vinyl experts and musical performers, vinyl collector showcases, album art displays, contests and special children’s activities. Customers can visit their local BARNES & NOBLE store to speak to a bookseller for more details, or visit www.BN.com/VinylDay.