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Explore Why Barnes & Noble Is a Great Place to Work

We offer career opportunities that are more than just a job.

  • YOU’RE VALUED. Our employees are fundamental to our business. We aim to ensure you always have the tools and resources you need to succeed.
  • YOU’RE INVOLVED. Working in our stores is a great way to connect with the local community.
  • YOU’RE A PART OF A TEAM. We foster a collaborative environment, so that our employees are passionate about their jobs and the company.
  • YOU HAVE OPPORTUNITIES. Once on-board, many of us move within the organization, transitioning through multiple areas of our business.
  • YOU MAKE AN IMPACT. Many on our team enjoy long careers with us and have a real influence on our business.
  • YOU’RE ENCOURAGED. We offer a supportive environment, where you can lean into challenges, while continuously learning.


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Many of us who work here take great pleasure in talking about books and sharing the titles and authors we’re most excited about. More than that, we are a place where individuals, friends, and families come to experience new and exciting discoveries. We take great pride in inspiring and enriching minds in all our communities around the U.S. Come be a part of that excitement of Barnes & Noble in your local community or in our Corporate or Distribution divisions!


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Retail Stores

Our Booksellers and Café teams are the frontline of our business. The exceptional, personalized service they offer is what connects us to our customers. Barnes & Noble hosts nearly 100,000 events a year. We count on our Booksellers to engage with our neighbors, including regional businesses and educational and entertainment institutions, tailoring our stores to become pillars of the local communities.   Their knowledge of popular culture and trends as well as the products we sell helps our booksellers stay fresh and relevant. If you are customer-service oriented and passionate about helping others, join our Barnes & Noble Bookseller or Café teams.

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Corporate Headquarters

At the heart of Barnes & Noble, our Corporate team brings our many stores into alignment under a unified strategic vision. Team members work behind the scenes to ensure smooth operations and consistent excellence at all customer touchpoints. Opportunities may include positions in Corporate Communications, Digital/eCommerce, Finance, HR, IT, Marketing, Merchandising, Sterling Publishing, and Store Operations.  If you are interested in working with a collaborative innovative team, we’re always seeking progressive, dynamic talent. 

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Distribution Centers

It’s a big job to keep all Barnes & Noble retail stores throughout the country up to date with the latest books and other merchandise. Teams at our Distribution Center stay on top of it all with cutting-edge inventory management systems and industrial equipment. Areas of opportunity include distribution, logistics, and more. If you are interested in working in partnership with an efficient, high-energy team, join our Distribution Centers.

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Benefits & Perks

The Barnes & Noble employment package includes a whole host of health and financial benefits. It’s another way of saying, we want our employees to stay with us for a long time.

  • Medical Plan
  • Prescription coverage
  • Dental plan
  • Vision discount plan
  • Healthcare flexible spending account
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Disability coverage
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Business travel insurance
  • Merchandise discounts (books, devices and accessories)
  • Vacation and other paid time off
  • Tax-free transit program
  • Tuition reimbursement