Barnes & Noble Opens New Store in Richardson

Press Release

Author Ben Fountain to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing
at the Grand Opening at 10AM on Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

New York, NY – November 22, 2023 – Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the opening of its new Richardson bookstore on Wednesday, November 29th. The new Barnes & Noble is located in the Pavilion East Shopping Center (1361 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080) across from HomeGoods, near Target and Home Depot.

The Richardson store is one of three new Barnes & Noble bookstores opening this week, alongside new locations in Cincinnati, OH and Bridgehampton, NY, for a total of 10 new Barnes & Noble bookstores to open in the month of November alone.

The bookstore will officially open to the public at 10AM CT on Wednesday the 29th, with author Ben Fountain cutting the ribbon and signing copies of his 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.

“The Dallas area seems to have an inexhaustible desire for books, and bookstores, and we couldn’t be happier to bring another stunning new Barnes & Noble to the metroplex,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “Now readers in Richardson need not endure the traffic on the way to Prestonwood or Lincoln Park, and instead can slip right into their local bookstore. To be opening this brand new Barnes & Noble at the height of holiday shopping is cause for great 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 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.

“We are so looking forward to becoming a true community bookstore; to really connect with our customers and watch our littlest readers grow,” said Store Manager Stephanie Trout, Barnes & Noble bookseller of over 25 years. “That's what bookselling is all about. Connection and sharing our love of books and literacy with everyone we can — and we can’t wait to welcome you into your new Richardson Barnes & Noble.”

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