Barnes & Noble (BKS) - Get Report said Thursday it will open new bookstores in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin.

The first store will be opened in Williamsburg, Va., on Nov. 1, and employ about 45 people.

The second store will be opened in Altoona, Pa., on Nov. 1, and employ about 100 people.

The third store will be opened in Silverdale, Wash., on Nov. 8, and will employ about 100 people.

The fourth store will be opened in Glendale, Wis., on Nov. 2. It will replace a store at a different location in the city, which closed in April 2005, and employ about 75 people.

Shares of the company were up 1 cent to $38.85 in recent trading Thursday.

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