B&N Changes on Wall Street but Not on Washington Street

Although Brenau bookstore partners Barnes & Noble recently completed a corporate overhaul,  students and faculty should not expect any changes to campus services.

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., and its subsidiary Barnes & Noble College officially spun off Aug. 3 from Barnes & Noble, Inc., into a separate publicly traded company independent of its former parent. However, Gainesville campus bookstore manager Heather Ward said that, although the spin off may have big repercussions for shareholders, it will not impact day-to-day operations at Brenau.

“Barnes & Noble empowers us in every way to be innovative and consistently improve our students’ experiences both on campus and online,” she said. “We are very excited about the Barnes & Noble Education announcement because it will enable us to continue to grow and better serve our campus partners.”

Barnes & Noble College has more than 700 stores, serving more than 5 million students and faculty members across the country.