Barnes & Noble Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Barnes & Noble


Were any Barnes & Noble bookstores looted in the rioting?

Many States have reopened.

Many States have reopened and no BN stores have. Books A Million stores are open. Used book stores are open. Before I get accused of being an ex employee with a grudge- I’m not. I called the store and spoke to someone last week . Was told no plans... —  read more 

Is this true???

Will people start at day one once they are invited back??? Are you fckn kidding me???

Will furloughs become lay-offs?

How many of us will be allowed back, as the economy reopens? Anyone know the basic strategy, as the company has the option to terminate. Not saying they will, but what would make the most financial sense?

What up

Look I know times are rough right now and all of us are sitting home watching baseball reruns and panicking about the future of our jobs and this company and bookselling/publishing/writing as careers. But there is hope for all of us even if we have... —  read more 

Having trouble staying positive

I'm usually an optimistic person but with everything that's been going on lately, I've really lost my ability to find a silver lining in everything. There really is none right now. This company is failing. Chances us, the majority of us will be out... —  read more 

Barnes and Noble did this to itself

This is not on Amazon. Why is what is happening now any different from when Barnes & Noble didn't think twice before putting who knows how many independent bookstores out of business? Let me tell you - it isn't any different. This is simply the best... —  read more 

Why are you so happy to see B&N fail?

Honestly, do you want to see a complete Amazon monopoly in the book market? They have too much influence over prices as it is, what do you think will happen if we are a thing of the past as well? I understand you might be unhappy working here but... —  read more 

Bye Bye Magazines

This will be our end

I'm not trying to be pessimistic or all doom and gloom, but let's be realistic. We were not doing well as it is for years and we needed a miracle to turn us around. Instead of a miracle, we got a global pandemic. When you desperately need a miracle... —  read more 

Barnes and Noble is hanging in there

Stores are doing relays right now to make the store look better for when they open. Managers, any full-timers and a small crew of senior part-timers are doing the job plus BOPIS with curbside pick-up. Yes the sales are minimal but at least the core... —  read more 

Money problems

This guy is talking about how BN's money problems are making them slow down payments to publishers. He's talking about ebook publishers, but maybe the same thing is going on with other suppliers... —  read more 

Updates. We want updates.

Where are the updates of store closings and massive layoffs? I am frothing at the mouth for BN to shutter for good. I am really excited for it to happen, and soon.

Do I still get the employee discount?

Im in quarantine and was informed a bit go that i was being laid off, but i was going to buy some books and games and etc on the site and my discount still applies.. is this okay?

BNED furloughs

"Due to the impact of the pandemic on its business, Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE:BNED) says it told employees today that it will be instituting a furlough program impacting the majority of the BNC workforce and a select number of employees from the... —  read more 

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How many stores will never reopen?

I'm pretty sure mine is closed for good. We weren't that profitable as it is, so if they throw away the key after locking the door I won't be too surprised.

400 Stores Closed

Per "The Digital Reader", as of 3/27, Barnes and Noble has closed 400 stores due to the health concerns with Coronavirus. Some are still doing curbside service, but closed to the public. The store I worked at is still open, but the staff has been cut... —  read more 

Can they get away with this?

Can Barnes & Noble really use this as an opportunity to get rid of so many long-term employees with no severance and no chance of returning (we all know that reapplying is a joke?) Is there anything that can be done after all of this is over to... —  read more 

THIS is what’s happening.

Most everyone fired ( can say “laid off” all they want) this cafe MANAGER , told she’ll hear from them if want to REHIRE her ! I was laid off on Saturday by an unknown area manager from New York headquarters. Not even the courtesy of a call from... —  read more 

Many stores will NOT reopen .

I work in CORP. Believe me it’s been discussed. A lot of stores ( the non productive ones) will not reopen. Plan your future now.

Store Closings ??

Daunt closed all the Waterstones last week and today, he closed his own Daunt Books. Several locations across the country have temporarily closed for Barnes and Noble, but when are they all going to close to protect the staff and encourage the... —  read more 


Now they are implementing ON-LINE Orders that can be picked up from your car at some locations. You order, drive up and call the store and tell them your car license plate etc etc and a bookseller will deliver your purchase to your car outside.

Save Employees, Close it Down

They should close! I mean is it really that important to be open? The one closest to me in NJ is attached to a mall (can't access the mall from within the store though). The governor ordered all malls closed as of 3/17 at 8:00 PM. It seems this... —  read more 

It's Happening

From James Daunt Dear all Events are moving very fast and becoming ever more challenging. These are emotional and stressful times for us all, nowhere more so than for those of you serving customers on our shop floors and in our cafes. Once again... —  read more 

Coronavirus and the College Meltdown

It's not looking good for B&N

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2 year layoff anniversary 2/12/18

It’s been two years, today that the best employees BN had, were laid off ( FIRED). If any of you are on here, how are you doing ?! ( whether anyone admits it, or not, YOU ARE MISSED. Nothings been the same & BN is worse off for you being gone !)


So last week I created a post called Diversity about BN promo on switching out covers of old classic with ones featuring POC. Now that post has been removed. Not sure why, unless "[email protected]@ce" not an allowable word.

Corporate Denial

I just called corporate in NY asking about store closures and liquidation sales. The very rude lady said they are never closing! Amazing how a phone operator knows such detailed information about a major corporation. After she hung up on me, I... —  read more 

BN 2019 W2s

A friend ( laid off .: ie: FIRED from BN, Feb.2018) received email to update if they wanted to receive their W2for 2019, electronically. those mo–nS in the office should’ve been the ones “laid off”.

BN Jobs

BN still has 679 retail jobs available on their website. I find this very hilarious, as they are obviously in peril. Why not just stop hiring now? To hire a new employee and fire them later is horribly cruel. Yet again, those who apply are fools... —  read more 

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