Not much detail has been given on sales of books, B&N’s core business. The company is touting its sales of Nook e-readers and digital books. Of books, the company said only “physical book sales, especially hardcover books, were better than expected.”
Barnes & Noble provided more details last week on its holiday sales. Earlier this week the company reported that its same store sales were up 9.7% for the 9-week holiday season. Sales of toys and games, an area of increased emphasis for B&N this year, were up 48% for the holiday season.