CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
RULE 13a-14(b) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
AND 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
In connection with the quarterly report of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (the Company) on Form 10-Q for the period ended
July 28, 2012, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the Report), I, William J. Lynch, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, to the best of my knowledge, pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b)
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:
||The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and |
||The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
|/s/ William J. Lynch, Jr.|
William J. Lynch, Jr.
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
August 31, 2012
A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906, or other document authenticating,
acknowledging, or otherwise adopting the signature that appears in typed form within the electronic version of this written statement required by Section 906, has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to
the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.