Barnes & Noble Inc.

How Can Barnes & Noble Avoid Borders’ Fate?
December 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm

In the wake of declining sales and increasing debt, Barnes & Noble is struggling to deliver growth, increase foot traffic in its stores, sell more digital goods and otherwise race against the clock to find a winning formula before it suffers the same fate as former chief rival Borders. Facing stiff competition from Barnes &…

Big-Box Bookstores Don’t Have to Die
December 17, 2015 at 10:56 am

You could say I have a sentimental attachment to the chain bookstore. Growing up in an intellectually impoverished American suburb, I spent much of my free time in now-defunct locations of Borders and Barnes & Noble. I read garbage, mostly: popular history magazines, Star Trek novelizations, art tomes whose pages I scoured only for frank…

Indie Bookstores Beat Out B&N in D.C.
December 7, 2015 at 11:47 am

The American city that spends the most money on books, magazines, and newspapers—Washington, D.C.—will soon be left without any chain bookstores. Despite the recent revival of the brick-and-mortar bookshop (in London, and Seattle, and even The People’s Republic of China, not to mention Washington itself), The Washington Post reports that Barnes & Noble is slated…

Barnes & Noble Wants to Become More Than Books
December 4, 2015 at 11:56 am

When Ron Boire was growing up on a dairy farm in upstate New York, helping out around the property for $2 an hour, he saw new books as an out-of-reach luxury. From Our Advertisers “We didn’t have any money, and my mother was a voracious reader,” he said. “I remember telling a friend, when I…

Press Release: Barnes & Noble Hopes Author-Signed Books Will Get Readers in Stores on Black Friday
November 24, 2015 at 2:46 pm

NEW YORK—November 24, 2015—Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, is kicking off Black Friday Weekend with deals customers can’t miss at its nearly 650 stores nationwide and online at Since there’s no discovery more exhilarating to a booklover than…

B&N Launches Nook Audiobook Apps for iPhone, iPad
November 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Remember the audiobook service Barnes & Noble launched last year? Me neither, but it's back in the news again today. After a year of waiting, B&N has released Nook Audiobooks apps for the iPhone and iPad. They're also finally launching a website where you can buy the audiobooks:

Barnes & Noble's New CEO Sees Non-Book Items as Key to Holidays
November 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm

For Barnes & Noble Inc., it’s going to be a hands-on holiday season, said new Chief Executive Officer Ron Boire. The biggest U.S. bookstore chain is counting on new do-it-yourself merchandise such as Raspberry Pi computer kits, art supplies, journals and even a Benedict Cumberbatch coloring book to lure shoppers at Christmas and beyond. Toys…

Barnes & Noble May Be Worth Twice its Current Value, Reports Barron's
October 28, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Barnes & Noble Education Inc., which was spun off from Barnes & Noble Inc. in August, rose 5.4 percent after Barron’s said the college-bookstore chain could be worth twice its current market value. The chain of about 725 stores has a “near-monopoly” position on the campuses where it operates, Barron’s said. And the Basking Ridge,…

B&N Readouts Delivers Excerpts to Your Nook App
October 15, 2015 at 11:52 am

With B&N's new Nook Glowlight Plus due to be revealed to the public some time in the next month or so, the retailer has turned its attention to boosting sales. To that end, Barnes & Noble has launched a new discovery feature today called B&N Readouts. Update your mobile device with the latest versions of…

B&N Teases the Samsung Galaxy Tab E on Its Developer Portal
October 1, 2015 at 2:26 pm

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook behind us and the Nook Glowlight Plus expected to appear in the next few weeks, it looked like B&N had all its hardware out in the open. But no, B&N has surprised us again. Barnes & Noble has quietly alerted Nook app developers to start…