Barnes & Noble Opens New Store in Cincinnati
Author Mia Sheridan to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing
at the Grand Opening at 10AM on Friday, December 1st, 2023
New York, NY – November 22, 2023 – Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the opening of its new Cincinnati bookstore on Friday, December 1st. The new Barnes & Noble is located in The Kenwood Collection (5901 E. Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236) near Crate & Barrel and Old Navy.
The Kenwood Collection bookstore is one of three new Barnes & Noble bookstores opening this week, alongside locations in Richardson, TX and Bridgehampton, NY, for a total of 10 new Barnes & Noble bookstores opening in the past 30 days.
The bookstore will officially open to the public at 10AM ET on Friday the 1st, with author Mia Sheridan cutting the ribbon and signing copies of the annotated special edition of her book Archer’s Voice. 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.
“There is no better example of our momentous change of fortune than to be opening this beautiful new bookstore exactly 10 years after the closure of the old Kenwood shop,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “Now we open new bookstores across the country, entering new communities and returning to our old stomping grounds. To open this new Kenwood Barnes & Noble at the height of holiday shopping is a cause for celebration.”
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 has opened over 30 new bookstores in 2023 and plans to open more than 50 in 2024.
“The original Kenwood Barnes & Noble that the community remembers and loved so dearly closed its doors in November 2013. The fact that we are opening on the ten year anniversary of that date is an exciting and a symbolic occasion,” said Store Manager Maria Frick McCartney, Barnes & Noble bookseller of 24 years. “We’re more than ready to serve the community in our beautiful new Kenwood bookstore!”
Customers can discover more about upcoming events and news by following the handle @bnkenwoodoh on social media.
About Barnes & Noble
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.