Founded in 1873, Barnes & Noble is one of the largest booksellers in the United States and a Fortune 500 company. The company maintains more than 800 bookstores in over 50 states. It operates an online channel that offers in-stock selection of in-print book titles. Barnes & Noble serves more than 8 million customers a year. In addition, the company attends over 4,000 customer service requests. It sells nearly 300 million books per year and is known to be one of the largest coffeehouses in the U.S. Barnes & Noble has publishing and distribution rights to more than 10,000 titles. In addition, the company hosts more than 100,000 community events in the U.S. Maintaining a location in Phoenix, Barnes & Noble s stores also carry a collection of videos, DVDs, CDs and magazines.