Barnes & Noble Opens Flagstaff Mall Store on Monday, May 9th

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Barnes & Noble Opens Flagstaff Mall Store on Monday, May 9th 

Local Author Annie Watson will cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the first new Barnes & Noble in Northern Arizona in 23 years 

Press is Invited to Visit the Store and Take Photos and Videos of the New Barnes & Noble  

FLAGSTAFF, AZ – (May 2, 2022) – Barnes & Noble is happy to announce the opening of its bookstore in Flagstaff, AZ on Monday, May 9, 2022. 

The location inside Flagstaff Mall, near Bath and Body Works, will be the bookseller’s interim store, while a new permanent location is being determined. Barnes & Noble has been busy opening newly designed stores across the country. This location will carry a handpicked assortment of books, puzzles, toys, games and gifts for readers and will be run by the experienced bookselling team from the Barnes & Noble Milton Road location.  

“Barnes & Noble is very pleased to reopen our store here in Flagstaff so as to maintain our long tradition of bookselling in this city. I salute Paul Griffiths, our Store Manager, who has battled hard to find a new home for the bookstore. He and his team have worked exceptionally hard to create this new store,” says James Daunt, CEO of Barnes & Noble. “Bookselling in Flagstaff is safe in the hands of Paul and his team of booksellers.” 

Barnes & Noble has enjoyed remarkable success since 2019 when its ownership changed and 30-year veteran bookseller, James Daunt, was appointed CEO. Barnes & Noble empowers each individual bookselling team to build their bookstore in a way that will best appeal to their local clientele, an approach Daunt applies to his own independent bookstore that he opened in 1990. This new approach to bookselling brings respect for local knowledge that is at the heart of the best bookshops. Manga, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, YA, Horror, plus Native American interest and Travel will all have an unmissable presence in this location. 

“My team and I could not be more excited to build our own store in the Flagstaff Mall. This is a team that loves the community and views the B&N presence as a place of culture, education and gathering,” said Store Manager, Paul Griffiths. “We bring literacy and a tangible book experience that would otherwise not be here and have been busy curating our bookstore with the Flagstaff guest in mind.” 

Barnes & Noble Flagstaff is located in the Flagstaff Mall at 4650 US 89 and online on social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching the handle @bnflagstaff. The press is invited to tour the store and attend the ribbon-cutting. For any questions, or to set up an interview with James or Paul, please contact Barnes & Noble at 

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Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest retail bookseller in the United States, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company has over 600 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, as well as the NOOK Digital business and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be found on the Company's website at