Barnes & Noble is one of the largest book retailers. Besides its hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores, it has a large online presence. This online bookstore offers an impressive selection of books of all types. It offers free shipping after you reach a minimum purchase amount, and the company has a simple return process.

One advantage of using this online bookstore is its huge selection of books. There are myriad categories to sort through: new and used books of all types, textbooks, collectibles, out-of-print and autographed titles. Furthermore, the store also sells a number of eBooks that can be used on this company's Nook reading device. Besides books, Barnes & Noble sells toys, games, DVDs, CDs, reading lights, select electronics, paper products and more.

Barnes & Noble's website is extremely straightforward and simple to use. A toolbar is located at the top of the website, allowing you to search by keywords or categories. There are numerous categories you can look through, including textbooks, departments, subjects and customer favorites.

You can receive free standard shipping once your order has reached a specified dollar amount. International shipping options are available, but custom's fees and import duties may apply. There are also different shipping options, so you can pay extra to have your order expedited to you.

If you need to return your items, you can take your purchase back to the closest Barnes & Noble store near you. You have 14 days to return your books. This is a short time frame, particularly compared to other book retailers.

For any questions or concerns you have regarding your order, you can speak with representatives via email, telephone and live chat. There are also plenty of support articles on the website.

Barnes & Noble's blend of brick-and-mortar stores as well as its website makes the retailer a great option for consumers who need their books quickly, those who want to shop a large selection of items and who do not want to pay exorbitant shipping fees. It offers standard shipping if you meet the minimum purchase requirement. If you're not pleased with your order, you have 14 days to return your books to any of the retailer's nationwide stores or you can ship it back.