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Barnes & Noble founder wants to buy bookseller

NEW YORK — The last remaining national bookstore chain is being taken off the shelf and dusted off for sale.

Barnes & Noble’s founder Leonard Riggio disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday that he wants to acquire the company’s stores and website, but not the business that makes the Nook e-reader or the company’s college bookstores. No price was disclosed.

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