James Barnes

Member Mr. James Barnes
Title President
Company BBA Solutions

James Barnes - COB Advisory CouncilIn 1996, James and Terry Barnes established a college textbook company. James, a graduate of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas believed that he could provide better value to students by offering more used textbooks as an option.

In 1997, Textbook Brokers was established as the alternative for textbook sales at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. The company now services over 100 colleges and universities in 20 states and are growing each year. From those humble beginnings, Textbook Brokers have grown into the fourth largest college textbook company in the United States with revenues exceeding $100 million in 2011.

In the early 2000’s, Textbook Brokers was one of the first college textbooks companies to create an online market for students.

In 2011, the company was rebranded. James and Terry formed BBA Corp. in 1996 when they opened their first college textbook store at Henderson State University. Now, they have chosen the name of BBA Solutions to represent all the services and products that their company provides to our customers.