Barnes & Noble, Inc., the largest American retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products announced on September 6 that it is going to host its second annual Mini Maker Faire at stores nationwide, the weekend of November 5-6, 2016.
Based on the huge success of last year’s inaugural retail Mini Maker Faire, this is the first renewed partnership of Barnes & Noble with Make, publisher of Make: magazine and producer of Maker Faire.
It’s obvious that Barnes & Noble is keeping up with time quite closely by expanding its operating range. Just as it mentioned on its web page —— “Barnes & Noble has long been the destination for readers of all ages. But it’s also becoming a destination for those who love expressing themselves and making the world a better place.”
With special events, educational learning experiences and promotions throughout the year, the two companies are going fulfill their commitment of improving tech literacy and bringing awareness among Maker Movement.
“We are excited to partner with Barnes & Noble as it launches its second annual Mini Maker Faire. This is an excellent way to introduce more communities across the country to the Maker Movement as they meet local and national Makers, participate in key product demonstrations, and enjoy fun Making activities……We’re pleased that we can introduce Barnes & Noble customers to Make: products that have been carefully selected for this event. Books like Make: Tech DIY and Edible Inventions, Make: magazine, and Make:’s special Halloween edition, project kits, and custom do-it-yourself project books about exploring things like electricity and discovering woodworking. Barnes & Noble is a premier partner and we look forward to continuing to work on achieving our common goal of introducing, educating, and engaging others as to what the Maker Movement is all about.”(Sherry Huss, co-founder of Maker Faire and Vice President of Maker Media)
This year’s event will include several of the features of last year’s, including guest makers, interactive workspaces, and a vast array of free-to-try materials. In the Make Workspace, a tech-educational expo, visitors could experience the latest developments in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding, programming and more.
Be sure to check it out if you are in the area.
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