Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) founder Leonard Riggio wants to buy the company’s retail business.

Riggio, who is Barnes & Noble’s largest stockholder and chairman of the board, does not plan to buy the business of Barnes & Noble’s e-book product, Nook. He filed a Schedule 13-D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announcing his intention to buy the business on Feb. 25. The price would be negotiated with the board of directors.

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