Company:  BARNES & NOBLE INC
Form Type:  10-K
Filing Date:  6/27/2012 
CIK:  0000890491 
Address:  122 FIFTH AVE 
City, State, Zip:  NEW YORK, New York 10011 
Telephone:  (212) 633-3300 
Fiscal Year:  05/29 
Description of Business
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (Barnes & Noble or the Company), one of the nation's largest booksellers,1 provides customers a unique experience across its omni-channel distribution platform. As of April 27, 2019, the Company operates 627 bookstores in 50 states, maintains an eCommerce site, develops digital reading products and operates NOOK, one of the largest digital bookstores. Barnes & Noble is utilizing the strength of its retail footprint in combination with its online and digital businesses to provide an omni-channel experience for its customers, fulfilling its commitment to offer customers any book, anytime, anywhere and in any format. Barnes & Noble Retail (B&N Retail) operates 627 retail bookstores, primarily under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers® trade name, and includes the Company's eCommerce site. B&N Retail also includes Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. (Sterling or Sterling Publishing), a leader in general trade book publishing.
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  FORM 10-K
    PART I
      ITEM 1. BUSINESS
      ITEM 1A. Risk Factors
      ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
      ITEM 2. PROPERTIES
      ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
      ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE
    PART II
      ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY AND RELATED ...
      ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
      ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL ...
      ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT ...
      ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
      ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ...
      ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
      ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION
    PART III
      ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
      ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
      ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND ...
      ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND ...
      ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES
    PART IV
      ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
    VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS
    SIGNATURES
  EXHIBIT 13.1
    INCOME STATEMENT
    BALANCE SHEET
    STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
    STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
    CASH FLOW
    REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
    REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
  EXHIBIT 21.1
  EXHIBIT 23.1
    CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
  EXHIBIT 23.2
  EXHIBIT 31.1
    CERTIFICATION BY THE
  EXHIBIT 31.2
    CERTIFICATION BY THE
  EXHIBIT 32.1
    CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
  EXHIBIT 32.2
    CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO