Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. We operate 649 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states (as of January 31, 2015), and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Our NOOK Media™ LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK® digital business offers award-winning NOOK products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store® (www.nook.com). Barnes & Noble College Booksellers LLC (www.bncollege.com) operates 714 bookstores serving over 5 million students and more than 250,000 faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States (as of January 31, 2015).
Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 26,000 square feet, and feature the best service, depth of selection and comfortable settings, including our cafés where customers can enjoy delicious food and beverages. Customers can purchase our highly acclaimed NOOK devices, as well as a wide selection of books, music, DVDs, newsstand titles, gifts, and toys and games.
Barnes & Noble’s online channel, BN.com, offers the largest in-stock selection of in-print book titles with access to approximately one million titles for immediate delivery, supplemented by more than 30 million listings from its nationwide network of out-of-print, rare and used book dealers. BN.com offers its customers fast delivery, easy and secure ordering, and rich editorial content.
NOOK offers customers digital books, newspapers or magazines, anytime, on any device. NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to Read What You Love, Anywhere You Like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store® of more than 4 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ or on a NOOK device.
Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
Barnes & Noble College is one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States. Barnes & Noble College’s customer base can purchase various items from their campus stores, including textbooks and course-related materials, emblematic apparel and gifts, trade books, computer products, school and dorm supplies, convenience and café items. A significant number of textbooks are now available in multiple formats: new, used, rental and digital, resulting in improved choice and substantial student savings.
In January 2003, Barnes & Noble acquired Sterling Publishing, which has been in business for more than 60 years and has more than 5,000 titles in print, including educational resources, children’s picture books, puzzles and games, adult fiction, craft and photography, cookbooks, self-help and classics. Sterling Publishing is based in New York City.
In addition, NOOK Press (www.nookpress.com), NOOK Media’s innovative self-publishing platform, offers authors a fast, easy and free way to write, edit, collaborate and publish the highest quality eBooks and make them available to millions of avid reading customers. Titles that launch through NOOK Press are available on NOOK devices and Free NOOK Reading Apps™ in the US and UK, and via the free NOOK for Windows 8.1 Reading App in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium.