Barnes & Noble and MetaMetrics Offering Free Lexile Seminars

Yesterday, Barnes & Noble issued a press release detailing the free Lexile seminars to be held in various B & N locations around the country, As part of Spring Educator Appreciation Week, Barnes & Noble is also offering educator discounts and a number of special events.  Check out your local store for more details, and if you live in one of the areas hosting a free Lexile seminar, feel free to stop by and learn more.  Remember, educators get a 25% discount on items purchased at Barnes & Noble during the week of April 10-18.  Part of yesterday’s press release can be found below:

Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller, is pleased to announce that MetaMetrics will present free seminars on the Lexile Framework for Reading in select stores as part of Spring Educator Appreciation Week, April 10-18th.  The seminars will explore how educators can use Lexile measures to recommend books that best match a student’s individual level and goals. 

Last year, Barnes & Noble began offering customer the ability to search for books by Lexile measure both in stores and online at Barnes & ( ).  Barnes & Noble product pages display the Lexile measure for all titles in the Lexile Book Database, and Barnes & Noble is adding Lexile measures to up to 5,000 books from its own publishing imprints.

The Lexile seminars will demonstrate the in-store and online search options educators have to find books by Lexile measure, as well as MetaMetrics’ “Find a Book” on the Lexile website (  Seminars will be offered at the following Barnes & Noble locations:

  • The Streets at Southpoint , 8030 Renaissance Parkway, Suite 855, Durham, N.C., on Saturday, April 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Mansell Crossing , 7660 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 200, Alpharetta, Ga., on Wednesday, April 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • The Forum , 5141 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross, Ga., on Thursday, April 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Houston Champions , 5303 FM 1960 West, Houston, Texas on Friday, April 16, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Baybrook II , 1029 W Bay Area Boulevard, Webster, Texas, on Saturday, April 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

As part of Spring Educator Appreciation Week, Barnes & Noble stores will also host other special events that will highlight the services Barnes & Noble offers to save educators time and money.  Educators who shop at Barnes & Noble during this week-long celebration will receive a 25% discount on personal and classroom purchases, a 10% discount on DVDs and music, and a chance to win a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card and other prizes.  Educators must present a valid Barnes & Noble Educators Discount Card or sign up for a free card while in the store to receive the discounts*.  For more information and event schedules, educators should visit the website of their local Barnes & Noble store.

*Normal exclusions apply.  See any bookseller for details.

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