Barnes & Noble is a major retailer of content, digital media, and educational goods, as well as the world's biggest retail bookstore. The company owns and manages over 600 Barnes & Noble shops in 50 states, as well as BN.com, one of the most popular e-commerce sites on the Internet. Through the NOOK Store®, we offer a variety of NOOK® tablets and e-Readers, as well as a large selection of digital reading material. Barnes & Noble's purpose is to run the finest omni-channel specialty retail company in America, assisting both consumers and booksellers in achieving their goals while also contributing to the communities in which we operate.
Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited owns Barnes & Noble, which is led by CEO and bookseller James Daunt, who is also the Managing Director of Waterstones shops in the United Kingdom and the creator and owner of Daunt Books. When retailer Leonard Riggio bought the Barnes & Noble trade name and shop on Fifth Avenue in New York City in 1971, he established Barnes & Noble.