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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 1st Edition, NOOK Wi-Fi 1st Edition, NOOK Color, NOOK Simple Touch, NOOK Tablet, NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK GlowLight eReader devices, and related accessories; bargain books; magazines; gifts; cafe 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; and textbook rental services, digital textbooks, and other course materials through a proprietary digital platform, Yuzu. It sells its products directly to customers through its bookstores and on As of May 3, 2014, the company operated 1,361 bookstores, including 661 retail bookstores under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers trade name; and 700 college bookstores at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in New York, New York.

33,780 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/27/14
Founded in 1986

barnes & noble inc (BAR) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $997.2K
Founder and Executive Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $100.0K
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $489.6K
Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble Ret...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.5M
Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble Col...
Total Annual Compensation: $788.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

barnes & noble inc (BAR) Key Developments

Barnes & Noble and Samsung Introduce Co-Branded Tablet

Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch tablet will sell for $179 after a $20 instant rebate, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The move had been expected, since Barnes & Noble said in June it would team up with Samsung to develop Nook tablets that would be available in August. For the first time, the Nook will have a front- and rear-facing camera. It comes with more than $200 in content from the Nook Store, including books, TV shows and magazines. However, apps are limited to Nook apps rather than the full suite of Android apps available on Google Play.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. Elects John R. Ryan to its Board

On July 25, 2014, the Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc. elected John R. Ryan to the Board. Vice Admiral Ryan is a retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, having served from 1967 to 2002. Vice Admiral Ryan is the President and member of the Board of Governors of the Center for Creative Leadership. Vice Admiral Ryan is also Lead Director of CIT Group, Inc.

Barnes & Noble Plans to Split Retail, NOOK Units into Two Public Companies

Barnes & Noble unveiled plans to separate its retail and NOOK media businesses into two separate companies. Its board authorized management to separate the retail and NOOK businesses, and is targeting a completion of the separation by the end of first quarter of calendar 2015.


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