This title examines the Barnes family and the Noble family and the founding of Barnes & Noble. Readers will learn the background and education of Charles Barnes and G. Clifford Noble, as well as their individual entrepreneurial pursuits in the world of publishing. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Publishing Pioneers is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.