September 9, 2010
450 Fifth Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20549
We are aware that
Barnes & Noble, Inc. has incorporated by reference in its Registration Statements on Form S-3 (No. 333-23855, No. 333-69731, No. 333-62210, No. 33-84826 and No. 33-89258) and Form S-8 (No. 333-27033, No. 33-89260,
No. 333-90538, No. 333-116382, No. 333-59111 and No. 333-160560) our report dated September 9, 2010, relating to the Companys unaudited interim consolidated financial statements appearing in its quarterly report on
Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2010. Pursuant to Regulation C under the Securities Act of 1933 (the Act), that report is not considered a part of the registration statement prepared or certified by our firm or a
report prepared or certified by our firm within the meaning of Sections 7 and 11 of the Act. It should be noted that we have not performed any procedures subsequent to September 9, 2010.
|/s/ BDO USA, LLP|
|BDO USA, LLP|
|New York, New York|