In the meantime, consider this list of booksellers – whether brick and mortar, or online – in light of the upcoming holiday shopping season.
Click on the interactive charts to view yearly returns over time.
Do Barnes & Noble's sales indicate trouble for the rest of the industry? Use the list of book sellers below to begin your own analysis.
1. Courier Corporation
): Engages in printing, publishing, and selling books. Market cap at $197.41M, most recent closing price at $17.56.
2. Amazon.com Inc.
): Operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. Market cap at $170.15B, most recent closing price at $372.31.
3. Barnes & Noble, Inc.
): Operates as a content, commerce, and technology company in the United States. Market cap at $929.12M, most recent closing price at $15.81.
4. Noah Education Holdings Ltd.
): Provides education services in the People's Republic of China. Market cap at $88.12M, most recent closing price at $2.41.
5. Pearson plc
): Engages in education, business information, and consumer publishing businesses worldwide. Market cap at $17.57B, most recent closing price at $21.77.
6. Scholastic Corporation
): Operates as a children's publishing, education, and media company primarily in the United States. Market cap at $1.01B, most recent closing price at $31.66.
List compiled by James Dennin, a Kapitall Writer. Yearly returns sourced from Zacks Investment Research, all other data sourced from Finviz.)