Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), is the world's largest bookseller.
Barnes & Noble pioneered the concept of the book superstore, combining vast inventory selection in books, music, DVD and magazines with comfortable ambiance. Barnes & Noble cafés and local marketing programs have made their bookstores anchors in their communities and great places to spend leisure time.
The company's website, Barnes & Noble.com, is a leading e-commerce destination, attracting millions of visitors each month and serving customers worldwide in over 200 countries.
Barnes & Noble is also a leading book publisher. Their series of Barnes & Noble Classics sold over 500,000 units in its first year of publication. In January 2003, Barnes & Noble acquired Sterling Publishing, a leading publisher of books for enthusiasts with over 5,000 active titles in the areas of how-to, reference, cooking, home design and health.