Barnes & Noble Relocates Within Paddock Shops

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Author Leesa Cross-Smith to Hold a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing at the Grand Opening on Wednesday February 15, 2023 at 10 AM

New York, NY – February 8, 2023 – Barnes & Noble is very pleased to announce the relocation of its Paddock Shops bookstore on Wednesday, February 15th. The bookseller moves to the opposite side of the Paddock Shops into the space formerly occupied by Pier 1. The new bookstore will showcase the award-winning bookstore design seen in the most recent Barnes & Noble store openings.

The new Barnes & Noble is located at 4330 Summit Plaza Drive, Louisville, KY 40241, directly next to Total Wine & More. It will officially open to the public at 10:00 AM ET on February 15th, with author Leesa Cross-Smith cutting the ribbon and signing copies of best-selling B&N Book Club selection Half-Blown Rose.

“Our Paddock Shops location has been the neighborhood bookstore here for over 21 years and we’re thrilled to be able to continue that tradition within the same shopping center,” said Amy Fitzgerald, VP of Stores, Barnes & Noble. “Relocating gives our booksellers the opportunity to craft a beautiful and unique bookstore from the ground up and really curate the selection for their community. We’re especially fortunate to be able to offer continuity of service with no downtime, in the same center, with all the longtime booksellers this community has come to trust.”

Barnes & Noble is experiencing a period of tremendous growth, buoyed by a reading renaissance and renewed enthusiasm for physical bookstores. In 2022, Barnes & Noble opened more new bookstores than it had in the decade since 2009. The bookseller expects to open over 30 new bookstores in 2023, with the new Paddock Shops location being the first in the Louisville area since 2002.

“We are so glad to be remaining in the area and particularly right here at home in Paddock Shops,” said Store Manager Martin Gaddis, a Barnes & Noble Bookseller of 25 years. “The whole team is excited to show off the fresh new store design, and how dramatic a new bookstore we are to create within it. We cannot wait to build new memories with this wonderful community.”

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