Barnes & Noble does business by the book and the NOOK. As the #1 bookstore chain in the US, it operates about 1,360 bookstores, including some 660 Barnes & Noble superstores and another 700 college bookstores, in all 50 states and Washington, DC. Stores range in size from 3,000 sq. ft. to 60,000 sq. ft. and stock between 22,000 and 163,000 book titles. It also sells books and other media online. The company's digital subsidiary, NOOK Media, develops, supports, and creates digital content and products for the digital reading and digital education markets. Heavy losses at its NOOK business led the company to announce plans to spin it off in mid-2014.
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