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Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Sector: Book Stores Region: NY, United States


: | New York Stock Exchange: BKS


Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a content, commerce and technology company, which provides customers easy and convenient access to books, magazines, newspapers and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. The company operates through three operating segments: B&N Retail, B&N College and NOOK. The B&N Retail segment includes the eCommerce website, barnesandnoble.com, and its publishing operation, Sterling Publishing. This segment trades primarily under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers trade name. It also offers a calendar of ongoing events, including author appearances and children's activities. The B&N College segment is a contract operator of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States. It also offers new, used, rental and digital textbooks, course-related materials, emblematic apparel and gifts, trade books, computer products, NOOK products and related accessories, school and dorm supplies, and convenience and café items. The NOOK segment includes digital business, which includes the eBookstore, digital newsstand and sales of NOOK devices and accessories to third party distribution partners, as well as to B&N Retail and B&N College. The company was founded by Leonard S. Riggio in December 1986 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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