Barnes & Noble Statistics, Store Count, Revenue Totals and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Barnes & Noble statistics and facts I was able to dig up including store count, revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Barnes & Noble Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1886
  • Headquarters: New York, NY
  • Founder(s): Charles M. Barnes, William Barnes, G. Clifford Noble and Leonard Riggio
  • Current Chief Executive: James Daunt
  • Parent Company: Elliott Management Corporation

What is Barnes & Noble?

Barnes & Noble proudly serves America with over 600 bookstores in every U.S. state, and are busy opening newly designed stores in communities nationwide. We are an innovator in publishing, retail, and digital media, including our award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content. (source)

Barnes & Noble Store Count

Number of Barnes & Noble stores:

620 stores

Last updated 3/20/20


Barnes & Noble Statistics

Average number books sold annually by Barnes & Noble:

155 million books

Last updated 3/20/20


Number of magazines sold at Barnes & Noble:

5,500 magazines

Last updated 3/20/20


Number of newspapers sold at Barnes & Noble:

1,000 newspapers

Last updated 3/20/20


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Barnes & Noble stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.