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Barnes & Noble is the largest bookseller in the United States. They also have digital media, educational products, games, and gifts available in their stores and online.
All about Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble is the biggest book retail store in the United States. But they don't just sell books here; the company has adapted to the 21st century by producing its own Barnes & Noble Nook, a tablet device that can store hundreds of books at a time. You may find that the Nook books are cheaper than buying a paperback.
Of course, there's nothing quite like browsing a bookstore in person. Starbucks at Barnes & Noble is a popular growing trend as the perfect hang out spot to leaf through a couple finds!
The bookstore has a strong national presence since they can be found in all 50 states. Barnes & Noble locations can be found online.
Barnes & Noble coupons are hard to come by, so if you do get your hand on one, be sure to use it for something special! You can find any book subject imaginable, from religion to math. Barnes & Noble new releases are always exciting!
The history of Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble is the largest book retailer in the United States. They have 640 stores and operate in all 50 states. Their first store opened in 1917. Today, it's a Fortune 500 company, and also has games, music, and gifts available for purchase.
Barnes & Noble is named after its founders although they became owners at different times. After the bookstore industry in the U.S. went through a tough time, Barnes & Noble remained the only chain of bookstores that is still open.
For 7 years, a thief managed to get away from stealing merchandise from Barnes & Noble.
The robber turned out to be Dominick J. Izzo, a 49-year-old man from Florida. He nabbed $200,000 worth of stuff from 2007 to 2014 before getting caught.
How did he get away with it? He used a “booster bag”, which is a bag lined with layers of aluminum foil that prevents security scanners from picking up signals from any electronic sensors.
After getting away with the items, Izzo sold them on eBay using screen names so he couldn’t be identified. According to his PayPal records, the money from his sales added up to $207,646, quite a tidy profit considering he didn’t pay for any of the items.
Izzo was eventually caught when the postal service got suspicious about the packages he was sending. Maybe he can use his time in prison to catch up on some reading.