College push on the plate at Barnes & Noble

|About: Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS)|By:, SA News Editor

Barnes & Noble (BKS +2.8%) CEO says the company wants to have over 1,000 college bookstores in operation within five years. The company runs 696 shops at the moment.

The plan also includes a doubling of the number of academic superstores (+30K square feet).

In order to hit the 1,000-store mark, B&N will have to convince some larger universities to move away from the independent store model.