Barnes & Noble Opens New Store in Bridgehampton

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Grand Opening at 12PM on Friday, December 1st, 2023

New York, NY – November 22, 2023 – Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its new Bridgehampton bookstore at 12 PM ET on Friday, December 1st. The new Barnes & Noble is located in the Bridgehampton Commons (2044 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932) across from Petco and near T.J. Maxx.

The Bridgehampton store is one of three new Barnes & Noble bookstores opening this week, alongside new locations in Cincinnati, OH and Richardson, TX, for a total of 10 new Barnes & Noble bookstores opening in the past 30 days. The new Bridgehampton 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 sheer number of new bookstores we have opened this year is cause for good cheer, and to open our Bridgehampton location during the height of holiday shopping is reason for particular celebration,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “Just two years ago the nearest Barnes & Noble was over 50 miles from Bridgehampton. With the opening of our Riverhead bookstore last year, we cut that down to 25 miles. Now it is our great pleasure to bring Bridgehampton a Barnes & Noble of their own.”

Barnes & Noble is enjoying a period of tremendous growth as the strategy to hand control of each bookstore to its local store team 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 has opened over 30 new bookstores in 2023 and plans to open more than 50 in 2024.

“Opening new bookstores is one of the most exciting parts of my job,” said Store Manager Sarah deQuillfeldt, Barnes & Noble bookseller of 12 years. “It is wonderful to get a chance to connect with the community and deliver a vibrant, local bookstore. This is a truly unique location in the Hamptons, and I am positive that our store will become an important and special place here.”

Customers can discover more about upcoming events and news by following the handle @bnbridgehamptonny 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.