Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Date Founded



122 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10011, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Retail: Other
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), a Fortune 500 company, is the world’s largest bookseller and the nation’s highest-rated bookselling brand. The company is a leading content, commerce and technology company that provides customers easy and convenient access to books, magazines, newspapers and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. As of October 27, 2012, the company operates 689 retail bookstores in regional shopping malls, major strip centers and freestanding locations in 50 states, and 674 college bookstores serving more than 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. We pioneered the concept of the book superstore, combining vast inventory selection in books, music, DVD and magazines with comfortable ambiance. Our cafés and local marketing programs have made our bookstores anchors in their communities and great places to spend leisure time. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes &, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than 3 million titles in its eBookstore ( Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK® eReading product offering, customers can buy and read eBooks on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK eBook Readers, devices from partner companies, and hundreds of the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software. Through its Sterling Publishing subsidiary, the company publishes over 500 titles annually, under a variety of imprints including Sterling, Sterling Children’s Books and Barnes & Noble Classics

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Executives & Employees

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Interim Chief Marketing Officer

Vice President, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer

Executive Vice President, President of Digital

Chief Merchandising Officer, Executive Vice President

President, Sterling Publishing

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

Vice President, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations

Vice President of Distribution & Logistics

Board of Directors

Founder & Chairman at Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting Officer at Liberty Media Corporation

President Emeritus at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Aphria, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Dillard's, Inc.

Assurance Partner at BDO USA LLP

Practice Group Leader, Chief Executive Officer Succession at Egon Zehnder International, Inc.

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Recent Transactions
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Bahwan CyberTek Pvt Ltd. purchases Nook Digital LLC from Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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purchases Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. from Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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G Asset Management LLC purchases B&N Education LLC from Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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Advisors & Consultants
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Managing Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP


Managing Director at Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. engages in the management and operation of bookstore chains in universities. It operates through the following segments: Barnes & Noble College (BNC), MBS Textbook Exchange (MBS), and Digital Student Solutions (DSS). The BNC segment operates physical campus bookstores, the majority of which also have school-branded e-commerce sites operated by BNC. The MBS segment operates virtual bookstores for colleges, universities, and K-12 schools; and also wholesales textbooks. The DSS segment includes direct-to-student product and service offerings to assist students to study more effectively and improve academic performance. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Basking Ridge, NJ.

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FlashNotes, Inc. provides an online marketplace for college students to buy and sell their course notes. It offers Pays2Study that enables college students to sell and buy course-specific study materials, such as study guides, notes, flashcards, video tutorials, and live video help. The company was founded by Michael Matousek, Steven Maggs and David Petruziello in 2010 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Powered, Inc. provides social marketing consultancy services. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. Its products includes operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; and video games. It also offers personal computers, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, other intelligent devices, and related accessories. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment is comprised of products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses the products and services such as windows operating system, devices, gaming platform, and search engines. The company was founded by William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

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Founder & Chairman at Barnes & Noble, Inc.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Other Business & Consulting Services | Hoboken, New Jersey

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. engages in the provision of research and learning materials. It operates through the following segments: Research, Publishing, and Solutions. The Research segment provides scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, as well as related content and services, to academic, corporate, and government libraries, learned societies, and individual researchers and other professionals. The Publishing segment offers scientific, professional, and education books and related content in print and digital formats, as well as test preparation services and course workflow tools, to libraries, corporations, students, professionals, and researchers. The Solutions segment includes online program management services for higher education institutions and learning, development, and assessment services for businesses and professionals. The company was founded by Charles Wiley in 1807 and is headquartered in Hoboken, NJ.

MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries | Columbia, MO

MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. supplies and sells new and used textbooks to college bookstores. It is organized into three operating divisions-MBS Wholesale, MBS Direct, and MBS Systems-each division supports customers with state-of-the-art technology and innovations. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Columbia, MO.

Federal Realty Investment Trust Real Estate Investment Trusts | ROCKVILLE, MD

Federal Realty is a proven leader in the ownership, operation, and redevelopment of high quality retail real estate in the country’s best markets. Built upon foundations of opportunity, we take a disciplined approach to every aspect of commercial retail real estate. Whether it's redevelopment, property management, or acquisitions, we make sound, strategic decisions based on solid demographics, broad experience, and stable resources. This has led to a high quality portfolio of assets. We turn commercial real estate into exciting destination retail centers that suit their exceptional locations.

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Target Corp. Retail: Discount - MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

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Apple, Inc. Computer Hardware - Cupertino, CA

Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of mobile communication, media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak on April 1, 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #427
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #427
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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