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) October 20, 2008 (October 17, 2008)
BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
122 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(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.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (the Company) regrets to report the death of one of its directors, William F. Reilly, who passed away on October 17, 2008. Mr. Reilly was a member of the Companys Board of Directors (the Board) since 2006. Mr. Reilly served on the Compensation Committee of the Board.
At the present time, no decision has been made regarding a replacement for Mr. Reilly.
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.
|By:||/s/ Allen W. Lindstrom|
Allen W. Lindstrom
Vice President, Corporate Controller
Date: October 20, 2008