How To Build A Million-Dollar Business

Quick Read On Barnes & Noble

Company: Barnes & Noble

Founded: 1873

Purchased by Leonard Riggio: 1971

1996 vitals: 449 Barnes & Noble superstores, 566 mall locations, $2.45 billion in total sales

Number of titles in an average Barnes & Noble: 150,000

From chairman Leonard Riggio: "Don't look at successful people as aberrations. Excellence is out there for anyone.'

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This article was originally published in the September 1997 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: How To Build A Million-Dollar Business.

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