If so, you're in luck: Barnes & Noble is considering putting itself up for sale because they consider their stock to be "significantly undervalued."

Founder Leonard Riggio said he might make a bid for the struggling retailer, as part of a wider investor group.

The chain struggled during the downturn as consumers looked to discount bookstores.

Future prospects are also complicated by the emergence of digital books, or so-called e-readers.
The company said it was confident its "iconic brand and unique competitive advantages" would ensure its future success.

The gambit seems to be working; B&N stock is up 20% after the announcement.