Barnes & Noble Opens New Store in Brandon
Author Lincoln Child to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing at the Grand Opening at 10AM on Wednesday August 23rd, 2023
New York, NY – August 16, 2023 – Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the opening of its new Brandon bookstore on Wednesday, August 23rd. This event marks the first new Barnes & Noble in the area since the opening of their Wesley Chapel location in 2008. The new Barnes & Noble is in Regency Square (2428 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511) next to Petco, just minutes away from their previous location in Brandon Square.
The bookstore will officially open to the public at 10AM ET on Wednesday the 23rd, with author Lincoln Child cutting the ribbon and signing copies of his newest book, Dead Mountain. The new location showcases the highly lauded bookstore design seen in the most recent Barnes & Noble store openings, housing all the best books, toys, games and gifts that customers have come to expect from the nation’s premier bookseller.
“The appetite this community has for books is no more apparent than in the aisles of our Brandon Square store, well-loved and shopworn after 29 years,” said Amy Fitzgerald, VP of Stores, Barnes & Noble. “With this move we replace the dated furniture and layout of the past. The new Regency Square store maintains the time-tested formula of well stocked bookstores staffed by excellent booksellers. Now we do so in beautiful new stores designed to delight our customers and help them discover their next favorite book.”
Barnes & Noble is enjoying a period of tremendous growth as the strategy to hand control of each bookstore to its manager has proven so successful. The bookseller is enjoying exceptionally strong sales in its existing stores and has been opening many new stores after over 15 years of declining store numbers. In 2022, Barnes & Noble opened more new bookstores in a single year than it had in the whole decade from 2009 to 2019. The bookseller expects to open over 30 new bookstores in 2023, with the Brandon location being the first to open in the area since 2008.
“It’s very exciting to lead this relocation,” said Store Manager Heather Fabritiis, Barnes & Noble bookseller of 13 years. “The new bookstore design is so much brighter and more inviting, and we’ve been choosing our assortment with our loyal Brandon customers in mind. Better still, we’re now just across the street from our previous location. We can’t wait to welcome readers into our beautiful new bookstore.”
Customers can discover more about upcoming events and news by following the handle @bnbrandonfl 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 BN.com, 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 www.bn.com.