SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) August 25, 2008 (August 19, 2008)
BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
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|122 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY||10011|
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(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On August 19, 2008, Barnes & Noble, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing that Marie J. Toulantis, Chief Executive Officer of its online business, Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), has resigned from her position and will now work for the Company as a consultant. Her duties have been assumed by Tom Burke, Executive Vice President of E-Commerce, and Kevin Frain, Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble.com who has been appointed Executive Vice President of E-Commerce Operations.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press Release of Barnes & Noble, Inc., dated August 19, 2008
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|BARNES & NOBLE, INC.|
|Joseph J. Lombardi|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Date: August 25, 2008
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
|99.1||Press Release of Barnes & Noble, Inc., dated August 19, 2008|