Barnes & Noble Opens in Danbury

Press Release

Author Amy Poeppel to Hold a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing
at the Grand Opening on Wednesday April 12, 2023 at 10 AM

New York, NY – April 5, 2023 – Barnes & Noble is pleased to announce the opening of its Danbury bookstore on Wednesday, April 12th. The bookseller will relocate from Danbury Square to Danbury Fair Mall, into the space formerly occupied by Arhaus. The new location will feature a B&N Café and showcase the award-winning bookstore design seen in the most recent Barnes & Noble store openings.

The new Barnes & Noble is located at 7 Backus Ave in Danbury, CT, next to DICK’S Sporting Goods. The new store is 20,000 sq ft across two floors, opposite Old Navy on Level One and across from Ulta Beauty on Level Two. It will officially open to the public at 10:00 AM ET on April 12th, with author Amy Poeppel cutting the ribbon and signing copies of her newest book, The Sweet Spot.

“We have enjoyed a very happy 32 years at our Danbury Square location which was one of the earliest stores to be opened by Barnes & Noble. We are so pleased to be moving such a short distance down the road and to such a prominent location,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “Here, we are to build a truly stunning and completely redesigned new bookstore and will do so while expanding into a much larger space. We will also include a B&N Café — a feature we know will be especially welcomed.”

Barnes & Noble is experiencing a period of tremendous growth, buoyed by a reading renaissance and renewed enthusiasm for physical bookstores. In 2022, Barnes & Noble opened more new bookstores in a single year than it had in the decade since 2009. The bookseller expects to open over 30 new bookstores in 2023, with the new Danbury location being the second to open in Connecticut since 2021.

“We are so glad to bring this beautiful new store to the neighborhood we’ve been a part of for so long,” said Store Manager Karen Petras, a Barnes & Noble bookseller of 9 years. “The whole team is excited to show how we’ve curated the shelves with our local readers in mind. We cannot wait to welcome back our loyal customers and build new memories with this amazing community.”

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

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Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest retail bookseller in the United States. The Company has approximately 600 bookstores across the United States, as well as its online bookstore at, the Nook Digital business which offers both e-books and an audio book subscriptions service, the SparkNotes educational service, stationery and gift retailer Paper Source, and the publisher Union Square & Co. General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be found on the Company's website at