Mitchell Klipper, chief executive of Barnes & Noble’s retail group, did not provide a list of retail stores that would be closed so there’s no word yet on the future of the Barnes & Noble at 5380 Route 14 in Crystal Lake.
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The company is by far the nation’s largest book retailer chain, since the closing of Borders in 2011, and currently has 689 retail stores and 674 college stores, Huffington Post reported.
The Borders locations in Crystal Lake and Algonquin were among the book stores to close in 2011.