BARNES & NOBLE INC
Sector: Indices SP 400
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Barnes &amp; Noble, Inc. primarily operates as a bookseller in the United States. It sells trade books of hardcover and paperback consumer titles (excluding educational textbooks and specialized religious titles); mass-market paperbacks, such as mystery, romance, science fiction, and other fictions; and children's books, bargain books, magazines, and music under the Barnes &amp; Noble Booksellers and the B. Dalton Bookseller trade names. The Barnes &amp; Noble stores offer a title base, a cafe, a children's section, a music department, a magazine section, and a calendar of ongoing events, including author appearances and children's activities. The company also offers the Barnes &amp; Noble membership program, which entitles the customer to receive a 10% discount in the company's stores and on the Barnes &amp; Noble.com Web site. The B. Dalton Bookstores carry titles of various subject categories, such as business, computers, and cooking and reference, which are supplemented by new releases, bestsellers, and other titles. As of October 29, 2005, the company operated 824 bookstores, including 683 Barnes &amp; Noble Booksellers and 141 B. Dalton Bookseller throughout the United States. In addition, Barnes &amp; Noble, through its majority owned Calendar Club, operates seasonal kiosks. Further, through its Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., it publishes various titles in the area of how-to, reference, cooking, home design, and health books. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is based in New York City.