Barnes & Noble Opens New Store in Delray Beach

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Authors James Patterson and Mike Lupica to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing at the Grand Opening at 9AM on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

New York, NY – November 1, 2023 – Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the opening of its new Delray Beach bookstore on Wednesday, November 8th. The new Barnes & Noble is located in Delray Place (1851 S. Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, FL 33483), one store down from Trader Joe’s and next to Pet Supermarket.

The bookstore will officially open to the public at 9AM ET on Wednesday the 8th and is especially proud that James Patterson is to cut the ribbon and sign copies of his books alongside Mike Lupica, co-author of their book 12 Months to Live. 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.

“We are so pleased to open Delray Beach in time for the holiday season. Publishing this year is brilliant and we look forward to an especially exciting time in our stores this fall,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “Our booksellers are proud to bring back bookstores to so many communities across the country. This is the third new bookstore we have opened in Florida alone in 2023. More are to come next year!”

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 2023, 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 and over 50 in 2024.

The Delray Beach bookstore is the third new Barnes & Noble to open this month, with seven more to follow, for a total of 10 new Barnes & Noble bookstores opening in the month of November alone.

“As a longtime bookseller, nothing in my career has been more exciting than opening this new Barnes & Noble,” said Store Manager Richard Tyrrell, Barnes & Noble bookseller of 17 years. “The bookselling team here in Delray Beach has been hard at work filling our shelves and displays with the books we know our local readers want. We can’t wait to welcome the community into this stunning new bookstore.”

Customers can discover more about upcoming events and news by following the handle @bndelraybeach 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, 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