Barnes & Noble Logo – Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest U.S. bookseller, with headquarters at the Fifth Avenue in lower Manhattan , New York City in the State of New York . The beginnings of the company lie in the year 1873, when the printing press by Charles Barnes in Wheaton, Illinois (USA) was founded. Barnes & Noble has today more than 710 stores in the United States and Canada . Currently (as of 2010) Barnes & Noble has a market share of 20 to 22 percent of book sales in the U.S.. In addition to Barnes & Noble offers books entertainment games and electronic reading devices in its bookstores. In larger bookstores there are cafes, the chain of the Starbucks run. Barnes & Noble also sells other products for consumption by other companies such as Godiva Chocolatier . Every bookstore also has Wi-Fi, this is for Barnes & Noble’s own electronic reading devices accessible. It is possible to read e-books, as with traditional books in bookstores today is already the case.
Barnes & Noble is outside the United States (including Puerto Rico ) and Canada is not currently represented by bookstores. In addition to Barnes & Noble operates bookstores and other subsidiaries. BN.com operates the online distribution via the Internet . This is in addition to the sales of traditional books, but also for the distribution , logistics and customer service of electronic reading devices (3G Nook / Nook Wifi / NOOKcolor), electronic books and magazines in charge. In addition, school books (text books) will be awarded (traditional and e-book). Furthermore PubIt offered a build tool with anyone his own books as e-books and BN.com online can sell. BN.com is headquartered in New York City, the development department is located in Palo Alto in California . The production takes place in the nooks China instead.
Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc., with headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA. This operates bookstores at more than 630 institutes and higher schools .