Barnes & Noble Opens More New Bookstores

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The latest new bookstore takes over a former Amazon Books

Author William Martin Holds a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing at the Grand Opening on Friday, November 18 at 10 am

Dedham, MA – November 11, 2022 – Barnes & Noble is very pleased to announce the grand opening of its new Dedham bookstore in Legacy Place.  The Dedham bookstore opens as the rate of new Barnes & Noble openings rapidly gathers pace.  The bookseller is also to open in the Boston area this month a new bookstore at Lynnfield.  The new Dedham bookstore is the first and Lynnfield the second of two former Amazon Books locations in which Barnes & Noble is to open, an extraordinary reversal of fate that until recently seemed unlikely.

The new Barnes & Noble is situated at 246 Legacy Place in Dedham Massachusetts, adjacent to Whole Foods.  It will officially open to the public at 10:00 am ET on Friday, November 18th, with New York Times bestselling author William Martin cutting the ribbon at the grand opening and signing copies of his latest novel, December ’41: A World War II Thriller.

“The health of good bookstores has never been better than at present as demonstrated by all the new openings” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble.  “It is such an exciting sea change in the fortunes of bookstores, with booming sales of books being led by real books being bought in real bookstores.  It is a true vindication of good bookselling.  Our booksellers, led in Dedham by Store Manager Lisa Gerry, set out to show how much better than an algorithm an experienced bookselling team can curate a bookstore.  Happily, we also benefit from fall publishing that is especially exciting.” 

“A bookstore belongs at the heart of its community, a welcoming place where readers can browse, find their new favorite books and authors, and for our youngest customers to gather for storytime,” said Store Manager, Lisa Gerry.  “We have built a very beautiful bookstore, unrecognizable in the best possible way from the Amazon Books.  My team and I cannot wait to welcome as many new as well as familiar faces to this bookstore of which we are so proud.” 

Customers can learn more about upcoming events by visiting the store locator and can connect on social media by following the handle @bndedham.

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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, and the publisher Union Square & Co. General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be found on the Company's website at