However, excluding Nook devices and accessories,
comparable-store sales declined only 0.2 percent in the nine
weeks ended December 28, compared with a much steeper decline in
the three months ended in late October, suggesting its main
bookselling business was stabilizing.
Revenue for its Nook business, including e-readers and tablets
as well as digital books, fell 60.5 percent from a year earlier.
Barnes & Noble did not introduce new tablets for the 2012
holiday season while it did so a year earlier.
(Reporting by Phil Wahba in New
York; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)
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