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Leonard Riggio

Leonard Riggio

Founder and Chairman


To address dynamic changes in the bookselling industry, Barnes & Noble has been transforming its business from a store-based model to a multi-channel model centered on its retail stores, Internet and digital commerce.

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1 million

unique physical book titles sold annually

4.5 million

eBooks available for sale

190 million

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