General Reading

general reading and reference

We combine national and local expertise to customize selections for our campus partners, reflecting their curricula as well as the wider interests of their community. Our comprehensive reference departments include attractively priced study guides such as SparkNotes and SparkCharts, exclusive reprints of classic works, dictionaries, other quick reference books and specialty reference titles in law, medicine, and other arts and sciences.

We also round out textbook offerings with a wide range of general reading titles – from books, magazines and newspapers to relevant trade publications. Plus, students and faculty have access to Barnes & Noble’s award-winning offerings such as:

  • NOOK®: Our award-winning eReading products include the all-new Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® – the award-winning reading experience integrated with a full-featured, high-performance tablet. And the NOOK Glowlight™ – our high-resolution E Ink® display creates an incredible, just–like–paper experience for anyone who loves to read.
  • Bestsellers: Our unique weekly National Campus Bestseller List tracks the 40 best-selling books across our campuses, so students can keep up with what’s popular among their peers.
  • Bargain Books: Our bargain books – priced at up to 90 percent off – offer great value to all customers. We work with vendors nationwide to put together a diverse and engaging selection for campus bookstores.