Barnes & Noble has been one of the world’s most successful booksellers since it was founded in 1873, and in that time, they’ve changed the bookstore market more than once. MentalFloss has a great list of 14 facts about the company that you might not have known about.
Barnes & Noble, whose Nook e-reader once seemed to be the company's best shot at survival, said today that it will break Nook into a separate public company. The move comes after disappointing Nook sales, especially compared to Amazon's Kindle. [The New York Times]