Barnes & Noble Opens New Store in Hartsdale
Author Mary Beth Keane to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing
at the Grand Opening at 10AM on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023
New York, NY – November 15, 2023 – Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the opening of its new Hartsdale bookstore on Wednesday, November 22nd. The new Barnes & Noble is located in the Dalewood II shopping center (381 North Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530) adjacent to Ulta Beauty, in the same center as H Mart. The Hartsdale location is one of four new Barnes & Noble bookstores to open this week. Three more are scheduled to open the following week, for a total of 11 new Barnes & Noble locations opening in the month of November alone.
The bookstore will officially open to the public at 9AM ET on Wednesday the 22nd. 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.
“Our return to Hartsdale is a perfect example of the turnaround in brick-and-mortar bookselling,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “A decade ago, Barnes & Noble closed stores at an alarming rate. Now we are able to open increasing numbers of beautiful new stores, entering communities we’d not yet served and returning to those we’ve sorely missed. To open this stunning new bookstore at the height of the holiday shopping season 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 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 response from the Hartsdale community has been overwhelming,” said Store Manager Jason Wolfert. “Many readers who frequented the location that closed in 2012 have reached out to tell us how happy they are that we’re coming back. The Central Avenue corridor is undergoing a rapid revitalization, and we plan to be a pivotal part of that as a gathering place for local book lovers.”
Customers can discover more about upcoming events and news by following the handle @bnhartsdaleny 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.