B and N (Barnes and Noble) is a New York based company, which is engaged in book retailing business. It has about 689 retail stores across the United States. Besides this, the company also operates 668 bookstores in colleges which serve about 4.7 million students. The products that are available at the company stores include magazines, graphic novels, educational products, video games and digital media products such as DVDs and music. On November 30, 2009, the company launched Barnes and Noble Nook, an electronic book reader compatible with the Android platform. There are about 30,000 employees working in the company who are dedicated to customer satisfaction approach. Barnes and Noble started business in 1886 under the name Authur Hinds And Company. The company was founded by Charles M. Barnes and William Barnes. In 1886, the company hired Gilbert Clifford Noble as a clerk and in 1894, he became partner and the company's name had been changed to Hinds and Noble. The postal and official address, email address and phone number (helpline) of B and N service center is given below. The helpline of B and N service center may or may not be toll free.