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Fatbrain.com Selected by Major Airline for Online Corporate Bookstore

Press release from the issuing company

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2001- Fatbrain.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble.com (Nasdaq: BNBN) (www.bn.com), announced today it has signed an agreement with Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) to provide a FinditNow custom online bookstore for Continental's employees worldwide. Continental, the fifth-largest airline in the United States, selected Fatbrain.com to be the primary book vendor on Continental's intranet. Fatbrain.com's FinditNow custom online bookstore offers access to a comprehensive catalog of pertinent professional and technical titles, including books and training materials on topics ranging from business management to aeronautics. "Continental is an innovator in providing the latest technologies and services to its workforce," said Dennis Capovilla, Fatbrain.com chief executive officer. "By providing a FinditNow bookstore, Continental is giving its employees easy access to the information they need to improve their skills and enhance their job performance. It's a trend we're seeing in many of the major corporations and organizations that are taking best advantage of the Internet to stay competitive. Our partnership with Continental expands Fatbrain.com's services within the transportation industry."