Barnes & Noble superstores have become the information piazzas of America. They combine a vast and deep selection of book titles with an experienced bookselling staff and a warm, comfortable and spacious atmosphere. They also offer a comprehensive inventory of music (including vinyl), DVDs, gift product, and toys and games. Further enhancing the stores’ appeal as destinations are our cafés, which through an exclusive arrangement with Starbucks, distinguish Barnes & Noble as the only bookseller serving America’s premier coffee brand.
Barnes & Noble has a retail presence in every state, with 638 bookstores.
Between our retail stores and our online operations, Barnes & Noble sells approximately 190 million physical books per year.
Barnes & Noble sells more than 1 million unique physical book titles every year.
Barnes & Noble is the second-largest retailer of magazines in America, carrying about 5,500 magazine titles and nearly 1,000 newspaper titles.
Barnes & Noble Cafés pour approximately 54 million beverages, bake 4.4 million cookies and scones, and grill 1.9 million sandwiches annually.
Our U.S. NOOK Store® features more than 4.5 million eBook titles.
Barnes & Noble hosts approximately 100,000 community events every year.
For the eighth year in a row, Barnes & Noble earned the top rating of 100 percent in the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Barnes & Noble was named the most powerful retail brand (and #32 overall) in Tenet Partners 2016 Top 100 Most Powerful Brands Report.