Barnes & Noble Opens New Store in Northbrook

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Author Mary Kubica to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing at the Grand Opening at 10AM on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

New York, NY – June 5, 2024 – Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the opening of its new Northbrook bookstore on Wednesday June 12th. The new Barnes & Noble is located in the Village Square of Northbrook (45 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062) in the space formerly occupied by Old Navy, next to Trader Joe’s and TJ Maxx.

The bookstore will officially open to the public at 10AM CDT on Wednesday the 12th with author Mary Kubica cutting the ribbon and signing copies of her books including her newest, She’s Not Sorry. 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. The bookstore will also house an updated B&N Café.

“After two decades of bookselling from our previous location in Deerfield, we had been actively searching for a new nearby home when our lease ended in 2022,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “We are thrilled to have found that home in Northbrook, one of two stunning new Barnes & Noble bookstores we are opening in Illinois on June 12th.”

Barnes & Noble is enjoying a period of tremendous growth as the strategy to hand control of each bookstore to its local booksellers has proven so successful. The bookseller is experiencing exceptionally strong sales in its existing stores and has been opening many new stores after more than 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 50 new bookstores in 2024.

The Northbrook location is one of four new Barnes & Noble bookstores to open on June 12th, alongside Leigh Valley Mall, PA; Oswego, IL; and Selma, TX. Each grand opening has drawn enthusiastic crowds that wrap around the building, filling the store as the ribbon is cut.

“It’s such an exciting task to curate this new Barnes & Noble bookstore from the ground up,” said Store Manager, Josh Speyer. “Being from Evanston myself, and with so many skilled booksellers on our roster from the area, I’m certain we’ll be able to create a collection that will resonate with our residents here in Northbrook. We can’t wait to kick start author signings, book clubs and other community events once we open our doors next week.”

Customers can discover more about upcoming events and news by following @bnnorthbrook on social media. 

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Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest retail bookseller in the United States. The Company has more than 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