Barnes & Noble is embracing manga in a big way.
As we reported earlier, North American book seller Barnes & Noble began expanding its in-store manga selection.
In addition to the in-store stock bump, Barnes & Noble is hosting a “Manga Mania” event as part of its “Get Pop Cultured” event. Barnes & Noble stores are hosting a “Buy 2, Get 1 free” sale on all in-stock manga. Fans who made it down today were eligible for an extra 30% discount on all “How To Draw Manga” guides.
Through the week, stores will give away a number of free goodies, including:
- Kodansha Manga sampler
- Viz Manga sampler
- Hatsune Mix posters
- Final Fantasy poster
- DURARARA!! poster
- Akame Ga Kill poster
- Sword Art Online poster
The Manga Mania event will run from July 19 through July 25.
Get Pop-Cultured! is a summer event, in which Barnes & Noble hosts various events based on popular elements of pop culture. Events cover the spectrum of nerdy fun, from Doctor Who to Star Wars.
Viz Media and Yen Press both tweeted out reminders about the event:
This Sunday stop by a Barnes & Noble for Manga Mania Day where VIZ Samplers will be handed outhttp://t.co/fRtUv2meEP pic.twitter.com/fAWUQVma2K
— VIZ (@VIZMedia) July 17, 2015
A sneak peek at some of the posters to be found during Manga Mania at your local B&N this Sunday! @BNBuzz pic.twitter.com/b9rUCCfvWc
— Yen Press (@yenpress) July 15, 2015