Starting this fall, Barnes & Noble will offer customers the ability to search for books by Lexile measure, both in stores and online at bn.com. Lexile is a widely used reading measure, helping young readers develop literacy skills by selecting materials that match their reading level and interests. It is used at the school level in all 50 states and by more than 150 publishers.
B&N CEO Steve Riggio said adding Lexile measures to the store’s online and in-store book searches will give parents a tool “that will help to take the guesswork out of selecting the ‘right’ books for their children that support positive, enjoyable reading experiences.”
Product pages on bn.com now display the Lexile measure for all titles currently in the Lexile Book Database. In addition, B&N will add Lexile measures to up to 5,000 books from its own publishing imprints. More than 115,000 books and 80 million articles total have Lexile measures.
B&N customers will be able to search for books by Lexile measure later this fall. Customers who do not already know their Lexile measure can visit www.lexile.com/findabook.