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PublicBKS
Date1992
Raised
Post IPO Valuation$2B

General Information

Websitebarnesandnobleinc...
Twitter@BNBuzz
CategoryeCommerce
Employees51,000
Founded1917

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CEO, Retail
Founder and Executive Chairman
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
President
President of Digital Products
Board Member
Sr. Director Human Resources
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Acquisitions

Fictionwise, 3/2009 $15.7M

Funding

TOTAL $300M
POST IPO FUNDING TOTAL $300M
Post IPO Equity, 4/2012
Microsoft
$300M

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Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a bookseller. Its principal business is the sale of trade books (generally hardcover and paperback consumer titles, excluding educational textbooks and specialized religious titles), mass-market paperbacks (such as mystery, romance, science fiction and other fiction), children’s books, bargain books, magazines, gift, cafe products and services, music and movies direct to customers.

As of January 31, 2009, the Company operated 778 bookstores and a Website. Of the 778 bookstores, 726 operate under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers trade name and 52 operate primarily under the B. Dalton Bookseller trade name. As of January 31, 2009, the Company owned an approximate 74% interest in Calendar Club. The Company subsequently sold its interest in Calendar Club in February 2009. In March 2009, the Company acquired Fictionwise. In September 2009, the Company acquired Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. and its trade name that was earlier licensed to the Company.

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Sources

  1. Barnes & Noble Buys Its Way Into E-Books With Fictionwise Acquisition (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  2. Microsoft Makes $300M Investment In New Barnes & Noble Subsidiary To Battle With Amazon And Apple In E-books (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Irex partners with Barnes & Noble to challenge Amazon’s Kindle (digital.venturebeat.com) [edit]
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