The nation's largest bookstore has had it's share of ups and downs. June 7, 2019 the struggling bookstore giant entered a new chapter when private equity group Elliott Advisors UK agreed to buy it for $683 million.
You'll recall, it was put up a for-sale sign after struggling to keep up with brick-and-mortar retailers like Walmart (WMT - Get Report) and online giant Amazon (AMZN - Get Report) . Find out why Elliott might be perfectly suited to turn the chain around in TheStreet's read: Barnes & Noble Sold to Elliott Advisors for $683 Million, Shares Jump
Barnes and Noble History
Did you know there is actually a Mr. Barnes and a Mr. Noble?
The bookstore chain had plenty of "firsts". There was a television first, a coffee first... so much more.
Watch the video to learn more about the history of Barnes and Noble in TheStreet's new video feature, Behind the Label.
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