Barnes & Noble Has Biggest Retail Day Ever On 12/23

Despite Nook server issues on Christmas Day, Barnes & Noble had a good holiday season. The book retailer reported preliminary bookstore holiday comparable store sales of 9.7% for the nine-week period ending January 1, 2011.

Here is more from the press release: “Driven by the company’s NOOK eReading device product line, Barnes & Noble bookstores achieved their largest retail sales day ever in the company’s nearly 40-year history on December 23, 2010. Barnes & Noble, Inc. will issue a more in-depth holiday sales release on January 6, 2011.”

Last week, the company said that the Nook line of eReaders is the company’s biggest bestseller ever in almost 40 years. While they did not get into exact details about numbers, they did say that they had sold “millions.”