What are the benefits of Barnes & Noble Membership?

Member benefits include:


In Stores

Plus, special offers via email throughout the year.

*See Free Express Shipping details

Certain exclusions apply. See Member Program Terms and Conditions for more information.

What does the Membership cost and how long does it last?

The Membership fee is $25 per year. Membership expires 12 months after purchase on the last day of the calendar month in which it was purchased.

When will I receive my Barnes & Noble Membership card in the mail?

Your Member Card will arrive approximately one week after your purchase date.

What information is required to become a Member?

We ask you to supply your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. By providing us with this information, we can deliver exclusive Member-only special offers and discounts and we can provide the best possible service. If you lose your Member Card or require other assistance from Member Services, we will be limited in the help we can provide without this information.

See our Privacy Policy for more information.

What does Barnes & Noble Member Program do with the information I enter?

Your privacy is important to us. It is our policy not to sell or rent customer information to anyone outside Barnes & Noble, Inc. and Barnes &, its subsidiaries, and its data custodians. Please refer to our privacy policy, available here and at Barnes & Noble stores.

What if I join now but decide later that I no longer want to be a Member? Can I get a refund?

If you purchased your Membership at a Barnes & Noble bookstore, you may cancel the Membership at any store within 30 days of the purchase date for a full refund. If you purchased your Membership online at, you may contact Member Services at 866-238-READ within 30 days of the purchase date for a full refund.

After 30 days, Membership fees are non-refundable. Partial refunds of the Membership fee are not available.

How will I know when my Membership expires?

If you have a valid email address on file, we will contact you prior to your expiration date to remind you that your Membership needs to be renewed. You may also be reminded to renew in stores or online at checkout in the month of your expiration date. You may also sign up for our convenient Automatic Renewal option to guarantee uninterrupted Barnes & Noble Member benefits — visit or contact Member Services at 866-238-READ.

If I join today, will I receive my Member benefit on today's purchase?

Yes, you can take advantage of your Member benefits immediately and get Free Express Shipping on today's order.

Do I need to have an account if I have a Membership?

Yes. Barnes & Noble Members must have an account in order to receive Membership discounts.