Barnes & Noble Court Street Relocates to Atlantic Avenue

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Author Hernan Diaz to Hold a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing at the Grand Opening on Wednesday, January 18 at 9 AM

New York, NY – January 11, 2023 – Barnes & Noble is very pleased to announce the relocation of its Court Street bookstore on Wednesday, January 18th. The bookseller will close this location after two decades of bookselling as its lease comes to an end and will move up the street to Atlantic Avenue, into the space formerly occupied by Barneys. The new location will showcase the new bookstore design that has been rolled out with such success in the most recent Barnes & Noble store openings.

The new Barnes & Noble is located at 194 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201, directly next to Trader Joe’s. It will officially open to the public at 9:00 AM ET on January 18th, with author Hernan Diaz cutting the ribbon and signing copies of the 2022 Booker Prize longlisted Trust.

“We have had a very happy 20 years at Court Street and are pleased to be able to continue our bookselling traditions in the Cobble Hill community,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “It is an exceptionally happy turn of events that we are inheriting the beautiful space that Barneys created and we are excited to show residents our brand-new bookstore. Store Manager Yinam Chung and his experienced team of booksellers have been hard at work getting their new store ready and are very much looking forward to welcoming the community.”

Barnes & Noble is experiencing a period of tremendous growth, buoyed across the country by a reading renaissance and enthusiasm for physical bookstores. In 2022, Barnes & Noble opened more new bookstores than it had in the decade since 2009. The bookseller expects to open over 30 new bookstores in 2023, with the new Atlantic Avenue location being the first of the year.

“We are so glad to be moving a short distance and to such a beautiful new store,” said Store Manager Yinam Chung, a Barnes & Noble Bookseller of 12 years. “We have had many years of fond memories in Court Street, with author events, book signings and, of course, storytimes, and are looking forward to bringing that same energy and event line up to Atlantic Avenue. We cannot wait to build new memories with this wonderful community.”

Customers can discover more about upcoming events and news by following the handle @bnatlanticave on social media.

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