December 16, 2010

Barnes & Noble Opens With Success

If you're an overly caffeinated bookworm like me, you know that the opening of a new Barnes & Noble is about as close to a holiday as you can get without the paid vacation days. And last night, we celebrated the occasion during the Friends and Family Preview Night at the newly opened store in Biltmore Park Town Square.

Clifford The Big Red Dog was the first in line to greet event attendees, and he even offered hugs and dances to the youngest customers. Children were equally thrilled with the Balloon Fairy, Hobey Ford and His Golden Rod Puppets, and, of course, the extensive children's section–where they explored storybooks, toys, and more to their hearts' content. Older customers enjoyed lounging in the store's armchairs with the latest bestsellers, and they even sampled some of Starbucks'® unique drink creations and indulgent treats. Boasting 28,000 square feet of music, DVD, book, and magazine titles, the new Barnes & Noble offers hours of perusing opportunities and promises to continue the entertainment after you take your purchases home.

The evening was a hit and drew a large turnout of book enthusiasts. If you missed last night's festivities, be sure to stop into Barnes & Noble in the coming days, and be one of the first to explore their latest offerings. Catch up on your favorite authors, or just relax with a magazine and a scone. The new store is now open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.