Barnes & Noble Opens New Store in Paramus

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Harlan Coben, Rev. Run and Justine Simmons to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing at the Grand Opening 8AM on Friday, November 24th, 2023


New York, NY – November 17, 2023 – Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the opening of its new Paramus bookstore on Friday, November 24th. The new Barnes & Noble is situated on Northbound Route 17, in the former Big Lots! space (634 N State Rt. 17, Paramus, NJ 07652) right next to the Paramus Fashion Mall, home of T.J. Maxx and Best Buy. The Paramus store is the third new Barnes & Noble bookstore to open this week, with three more to follow next week, for a total of 10 new Barnes & Noble stores to open in the month of November alone.  

The bookstore will officially open to the public at 8AM ET on Friday the 24th, with authors Harlan Coben, Rev. Run and Justine Simmons cutting the ribbon and signing copies of their books. 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 freshly redesigned B&N Café. The beloved used books section will be returning to the Paramus bookstore in early 2024.

“It was a dark day when we lost our Paramus bookstore in March after 28 very happy years. We are delighted to return so quickly with this beautiful and enormous new bookstore,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “As it happens, there is a silver lining to losing the old store: this one is better in every way, allowing us to showcase our stunning new bookstore design. Our booksellers have been brilliant getting everything in place in time for Thanksgiving. All that remains is to add the much loved used books section in the new 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 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.

“Our old bookstore was a beacon in the community for 28 years and I am excited to be a part of bringing that back,” said Store Manager Denise Benders, Barnes & Noble bookseller of 23 years. “Our booksellers have been hard at work preparing for the hustle and bustle of the holidays, stocking our displays with the books, gifts, toys and more that we know our customers want. We can’t wait to welcome you into your new Paramus Barnes & Noble.”

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