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General FAQs

In how many states do you operate? In what foreign countries does the company have operations or outlets?

As of July 29, 2017, the Company operated 632 retail bookstores in regional shopping malls, major strip centers and freestanding locations in 50 states. 

How many people work for Barnes & Noble Inc.?

As of April 29, 2017, the Company employed approximately 26,000 employees.

Do you franchise stores?

Barnes & Noble, Inc wholly owns all our stores. We do not have plans to offer franchise opportunities in the future.