Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company's segments include Barnes & Noble Retail (B&N Retail) and NOOK. The Company is a content, commerce and technology company, which provides access to trade books, textbooks, magazines, newspapers and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. The Company's principal business is the sale of trade books (generally hardcover and paperback consumer titles), mass market paperbacks (such as mystery, romance, science fiction and other fiction), children's books, eBooks and other digital content, textbooks and course-related materials, NOOK and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, emblematic apparel and gifts, school and dorm supplies, cafe products and services, educational toys and games, music and movies direct to customers through its bookstores or on barnesandnoble.com. The Company operates approximately 648 bookstores in around 50 states.