Barnes & Noble Opens New Store in Marietta
Author Mary Kay Andrews to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing at the Grand Opening at 10AM on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023
New York, NY – October 25, 2023 – Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the opening of its new Marietta bookstore on Wednesday, November 1st. The new Barnes & Noble is in The Avenue at East Cobb (4475 Roswell Road, Suite 102, Marietta GA 30062) across from Panera Bread. This event marks one of two new Barnes & Noble bookstores to open on the 1st, with another new Barnes & Noble opening their doors in Salem, OR the same day.
The bookstore will officially open to the public at 10AM ET on Wednesday the 1st, with author Mary Kay Andrews cutting the ribbon and signing copies of her newest book, Bright Lights, Big Christmas. 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, as well as a B&N Café.
“When we first announced the opening of this new Barnes & Noble, the outpouring of positive feedback was astounding,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “Our ability to open beautiful new bookstores at such a pace is a testament to the strength of our strategy to localize our bookstores and the growth of the book market as a whole."
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.
“My team and I couldn’t be more excited to help create this new Barnes & Noble, and to be a part of a brick-and-mortar renaissance here in The Avenue at East Cobb,” said Store Manager Rolena Bynoe, Barnes & Noble bookseller of 20 years. “Local readers were even happier when they learned we would have a B&N Café. We’ve been working hard to stock displays with the books we know our community wants, and we can’t wait to show you.”
Customers can discover more about upcoming events and news by following the handle @bneastcobbga 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.