Barnes & Noble celebrates pop culture

Special to The Log

Barnes & Noble, Inc. has announced a pop culture celebration at all stores nationwide, including Destin, through Aug. 10. Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble will bring to life customers’ favorite books, characters, DVDs, artists, illustrators and pop culture icons with themed events, author signings, panel discussions, contests, exclusive content, giveaways and prizes, sneak peeks, activities, and more.

Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble will bring exclusive and unique fan experiences to customers at Destin and at all stores across the country. The campaign will highlight the huge influence that books, graphic novels, movies, TV shows, music, toys, games and collectibles have on our culture.  Customers can enter the exclusive Get Pop-Cultured Sweepstakes from NOOK for a chance to win a $1,000 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, a Warner Bros. Studio VIP Tour for two, and many other great prizes by visiting the NOOK counter at Barnes & Noble.

Frozen Friday — Aug. 1

Special Event, Children's Event, Teen Event Join us on Friday, August 1 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Cool off with Olaf! A storytime, sing-along, ice painting, make your own ice cream and marshmallow Olaf and other fun crafts and activities from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 in Destin.

Marvel Day – Aug. 2

Marvel is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and Barnes & Noble is honoring that milestone with a special Marvel Day on Saturday, Aug. 2, featuring fun activities, giveaways and product offerings.  With the release of Guardians of the Galaxy on Aug. 1, customers will want to explore Barnes & Noble’s vast Marvel offerings and will have the chance to win a variety of merchandise including Marvel tote bags and Marvel 75th Anniversary posters.

James Patterson Day – Aug. 3

James Patterson has broken just about every record there is for a bestselling author. He is the first author to achieve 10 million eBook sales, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers of any author. Since Patterson puts the pop! in popular fiction, Barnes & Noble will host a James Patterson Day on Sunday, Aug. 3 with fun activities, special giveaways and prizes and a special one-day only in-store offer on James Patterson books and audios.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Jr. Ninja Training Academy Event – Week of Aug. 4

After numerous adaptations, book series and merchandise spinoffs, America’s favorite “crime fighters on the half shell” are back with the Aug. 8 release of Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. To celebrate, Barnes & Noble in Destin will host a Turtles - Jr. Ninja Training Academy Event during the week of Aug. 4, with exciting activities and crafts, plus a fun-filled Ninja Training event, where participants will be trained as ninjas and receive a special Jr. Ninja Training Academy certificate. For more information on the timing, visit www.bn.com/GetPop-Cultured or ask a bookseller.

Page & Screen Weekend – Aug. 9-10

The Get Pop-Cultured campaign concludes with a celebration of some of the hottest products in pop-culture. The Hobbit, Doctor Who, The Fault in Our Stars, The Maze Runner, A Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead are just a few of the great properties that have appeared on both page and screen and this fun-filled weekend celebrates the relationship between books, eBooks, movies and TV shows.

For more information on what’s happening during Get Pop-Cultured month, visit Barnes & Noble or www.bn.com/GetPop-Cultured.

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