NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc
Barnes & Noble reported a loss of $59.4 million, or $1.04 per share, for the fiscal fourth quarter ended April 30, nearly double the $32 million, or $0.58 a share, loss a year earlier.
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Barnes & Noble said sales at its namesake superstores open at least 15 months fell 2.9 percent during the quarter, hurt by the liquidation of 200 bookstores by Borders
Online sales, helped by its popular Nook e-reader, rose 78 percent, while same-store sales at its College bookstore chain rose 3.5 percent. Overall third-quarter sales were up 4 percent to $1.37 billion.
(Reporting by Phil Wahba, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)