I love physical bookstores. I love walking through the aisles and discovering new books. It’s an experience that isn’t yet (and may never be) replicated in online book stores. So I’m glad to see this good news from Barnes & Noble:
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the debut of a new bookstore on November 7 at the Central Park shopping center, 1220 Carl D. Silver Parkway, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The store will include a vast sales floor of more than 60,000 books, newsstand titles, gifts and DVDs, a NOOK Boutique showcasing the company’s family of award-winning NOOK Readers and Tablets, a new Educational Toys & Games Department, and a Café featuring Starbucks coffee. The Central Park Barnes & Noble will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. The store will serve the suburban Washington, D.C. market including Spotsylvania County and employ approximately 75 people from the community.