December 16, 2010

Barnes & Noble to Open September 2nd

Throughout the generations, stories have never ceased to thrive as they transport us, comfort us, and teach us. Whether it is a new novel or even a new cookbook that you are eager to try, readers know that the first crease in a book binding can mean that they are in store for something unforgettable. And Asheville bibliophiles are in store for just that because a new Barnes & Noble is set to open on September 2nd in Biltmore Park Town Square.

The new store could not be opening at a better time. With schools gearing up for a new academic year, students and educators will love the resource section, where textbooks, study guides, and more will be available to help them get back into their fall routines. In addition, the array of calendars, office supplies, journals, and unique gifts are the perfect way to stay organized post summer vacation.

As the world's largest bookseller, Barnes & Noble will boast more than 200,000 titles in your favorite book genres, music selections, DVDs, and magazines. The new store will also feature a membership program, special order service, complimentary Wi-Fi, Starbucks Cafe, and a space for year-round community events. In fact, they will kick off the festivities with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a friends and family preview night party on September 1st from 6 to 9 p.m., where a portion of the proceeds will go to Clear Creek Elementary School.

The new store's ideal location in Town Square will also help meet the needs of customers by helping Biltmore Park become a one stop shopping destination. Located next to the newly opened Hilton Asheville and surrounded by residences, restaurants, a stadium seat movie theater, YMCA, boutiques, spas, and a variety of restaurants, visitors will enjoy spending a whole day knowing that they do not have to use their car to get from place to place. So, if there is a new must-read on your book list, be sure to mark your calendar for September 2nd, and be one of the first to explore Asheville's newest bookstore.