Barnes & Noble Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is one of the world s largest booksellers. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, it is also one of the United States highest-rated bookselling brands. The company is a content, commerce and technology company that provides customers easy and convenient access to books, magazines, newspapers and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. It operates around 705 retail bookstores in regional shopping malls, major strip centers and freestanding locations in 50 states, and 637 college bookstores. Barnes & Noble Inc. serves nearly 4 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States.