Barnes & Noble Gets Ready to Spin Out the Nook

Nook Tablet Photograph by Paul Taggart/Bloomberg

The Nook was supposed to help usher Barnes & Noble into the future. It doesn’t look that way anymore. Today, the book chain’s chairman and biggest shareholder, Leonard Riggio, said in a regulatory filing that he is interested in buying the company’s stores and website, but not its e-reader business.

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