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Barnes & Noble is a content and commerce company that engages in publishing, retail, and digital media. It sells trade books, including hardcover and paperback titles; mass-market paperbacks, such as mystery, romance, science fiction, and other fiction; and children's books, eBooks and other digital content, as well as NOOK electronic readers and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, cafe products and services, educational toys and games, and music and movies. The company also offers a suite of new, used, and digital textbooks, as well as textbooks rentals.

HQNew York, US

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2019)134,444
Job Openings1,384
Revenue (FY, 2019)$3.6 B(-2%)
Share Price (Aug 2019)$6.5

Key People/Management at Barnes & Noble

James Daunt

James Daunt

Chief Executive Officer
Brad Feuer

Brad Feuer

General Counsel
Allen Lindstrom

Allen Lindstrom

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
Joe Gorman

Joe Gorman

Executive Vice President, Operations
Carlo Pochintesta

Carlo Pochintesta

Chief Information Officer
Peter Herpich

Peter Herpich

Vice President, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer
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Barnes & Noble Office Locations

Barnes & Noble has offices in New York and Westbury
New York, US (HQ)
122 5th Ave
New York, US
1166 Avenue of the Americas, 1166 6th Ave 18th Floor
Westbury, US
1400 Old Country Road
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Barnes & Noble Financials and Metrics

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$300 m

Barnes & Noble latest funding size

$300 m

Time since last funding

8 years ago

Barnes & Noble investors

Barnes & Noble's latest funding round in April 2012 was reported to be $300 m. In total, Barnes & Noble has raised $300 m
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Barnes & Noble Revenue

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Barnes & Noble's revenue was reported to be $3.55 b in FY, 2019 which is a 3% decrease from the previous period.

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Barnes & Noble Operating Metrics

Barnes & Noble's Stores was reported to be 627 in FY, 2019.
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1.37 k1.38 k647 640 640 638 638 634 633 632 632 630 630 629 630 627 627

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Barnes & Noble Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
FictionwiseMarch 05, 2009
enews.comApril 06, 2001
SparkNotesMarch 19, 2001$3.60 m
Fatbrain.comNovember 01, 2000$64 m
Barnes & Noble Café LLC
Barnes & Noble Marketing Services LLC
Barnes & Noble Purchasing, Inc.
Barnes & Noble Services, Inc.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc.
NOOK Digital, LLC
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Barnes & Noble Revenue Breakdown

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Barnes & Noble revenue breakdown by business segment: 97.4% from B&N Retail and 2.6% from Other

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Barnes & Noble News and Updates

Barnes & Noble Named # 1 Most Reputable Retailer in America for Second Year in a Row

Barnes & Noble Earns the #1 Spot and “Excellent” Reputation Rating on Reputation Institute’s 2019 US Retail RepTrak®read more

Wetmore Forest Book Series Now Available Exclusively at Barnes & Noble

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The Barnes & Noble Buyout: A Godsend For Book Readers and Investors

The book chain seemed headed for the shredding machine, but a hedge fund takeover gives it a fresh start, and is a tonic for the publishing industry. What to expect.

Why Barnes & Noble May Soon Look Like the Local Bookstores It Killed Off

Can the soon-to-be private bookseller turn the page?

Barnes & Noble sales slump further but losses narrow

Barnes & Noble Inc. reported a fiscal fourth-quarter net loss of $18.7 million, or 26 cents per share, after a loss of $21.1 million, or 29 cents per share last year. Sales totaled $755.4 million, down from $786.1 million last year. The FactSet consensus, which is based on a single analyst, was…

A Hedge Fund Just Bought Barnes & Noble. Here's the Stunning Change Every Customer Should Expect

If you haven't visited a B&N in a while, you might want to soon.
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Barnes & Noble Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Barnes & Noble founded?

    Barnes & Noble was founded in 1917.

  • Who are Barnes & Noble key executives?

    Barnes & Noble's key executives are James Daunt, Brad Feuer and Allen Lindstrom.

  • How many employees does Barnes & Noble have?

    Barnes & Noble has 134,444 employees.

  • What is Barnes & Noble revenue?

    Latest Barnes & Noble annual revenue is $3.6 b.

  • What is Barnes & Noble revenue per employee?

    Latest Barnes & Noble revenue per employee is $26.4 k.

  • Who are Barnes & Noble competitors?

    Competitors of Barnes & Noble include Amazon, ThriftBooks and Builder's Book.

  • Where is Barnes & Noble headquarters?

    Barnes & Noble headquarters is located at 122 5th Ave, New York.

  • Where are Barnes & Noble offices?

    Barnes & Noble has offices in New York and Westbury.

  • How many offices does Barnes & Noble have?

    Barnes & Noble has 3 offices.