I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time (Less than a year)
Barnes & Noble is a great place to work. Great people, wonderful work environment, and the pay is better than minimum wage.
Unfortunately, there times when there aren't too many customers in the store, so you may be bored at times during the day. It's hard to take off for holidays
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work. Trust in your employees and be willing to train even new employees in other areas.
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (Milford, CT).
I went to an open job fair. I had a lengthy interview with the DM. A week later I had an interview with the SM. I was hired immediately and started 2 weeks later. I trained in another store for two weeks. Training continued in my home store.