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Barnes & Noble, Inc. operates as a content, commerce, and technology company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: B&N Retail, B&N College, and NOOK. It provides access to books, magazines, newspapers, and other content through its multi-channel distribution platform. The company sells trade books, including hardcover and paperback consumer titles; mass market paperbacks, such as mystery, romance, science fiction, and other fiction; children’s books; eBooks and other digital content; NOOK products comprising NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Simple Touch, and NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight eBook reader devices and related accessories; bargain books; magazines; gifts; café products and services; educational toys and games; music; and movies. It also sells textbooks and course-related materials, emblematic apparel and gifts, school and dorm supplies, and convenience and café items in college and university campuses. In addition, the company provides new and used textbooks, as well as textbook rental services; and electronic textbooks and other course materials through NOOK Study, a proprietary digital platform and a software solution for higher education. Barnes & Noble, Inc. sells its products directly to customers through its bookstores and on As of October 14, 2013, the company operated 674 Barnes & Noble stores, as well as 692 college stores serving students and faculty members at colleges and universities. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in New York, New York.

33,850 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/29/13
Founded in 1986

barnes & noble inc (BAR) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief ...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.1M
Founder and Executive Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $100.0K
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $395.6K
Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble Ret...
Total Annual Compensation: $927.0K
Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble Col...
Total Annual Compensation: $725.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

barnes & noble inc (BAR) Key Developments

Barnes & Noble to Close Store at Mohawk Commons in Niskayuna

Barnes & Noble is closing its store at Mohawk Commons in Niskayuna, NY. Niskayuna's building department was told the bookstore will be closing and the 24,000-square-foot store divided into three retail spaces.

Barnes & Noble Appoints Scott S. Cowen to Board of Directors

Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced that Scott S. Cowen, President of Tulane University in New Orleans, has been elected to the Barnes & Noble Board of Directors. Dr. Cowen is the 14(th) President of Tulane University. He also holds joint appointments as the Seymour S. Goodman Memorial Professor of Business in Tulane's A.B. Freeman School of Business and Professor of Economics in the School of Liberal Arts. President Cowen joined Tulane in 1998 and since that time has more than quadrupled its undergraduate applications while experiencing all-time highs in student quality. In addition, Tulane has more than doubled the level of total private giving to the university and received a record level of research awards.

Greg Maffei to Leave Board of Barnes & Noble

Liberty Media is shedding 90% of its stake in Barnes & Noble Inc. and within a week will have reversed an investment strategy that originally had John Malone's company trying to take control of the bookseller three years ago. Liberty Media Corp. will retain 10% of what it owned in Barnes & Noble. Greg Maffei, Liberty Media CEO, will leave the board of Barnes & Noble after the closure of the stock sale, which is expected to take place April 8. Mark Carleton, Liberty Media senior vice president, will remain on Barnes & Noble's board.


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