Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (Barnes & Noble or the Company), one of the nation’s largest booksellers,1 is a leading content, commerce and technology company providing customers easy and convenient access to books, magazines, newspapers and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. As of April 27, 2013, the Company operates 1,361 bookstores in 50 states, including 686 bookstores on college campuses, operates one of the Web’s largest eCommerce sites and develops digital reading products and operates one of the largest digital bookstores. Given the dynamic nature of the book industry, the challenges faced by traditional booksellers, and the robust innovation pipeline fueling new opportunities in hardware, software and content creation and delivery, Barnes & Noble is utilizing the strength of its retail footprint to bolster its leadership in selling content to drive sales across its multiple channels. ... More ...