Barnes & Noble Reopens Northwest Chicago Store with a New Location in Algonquin on Wednesday, November 3

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Barnes & Noble Reopens Northwest Chicago Store with a New Location in Algonquin on Wednesday, November 3

Local Mystery Authors, Lori Rader-Day and Susanna Calkins, will cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening

Press are Invited to Visit the Store, and Take Photos and Video of the New Barnes & Noble in Algonquin Commons

CHICAGO – (November 1, 2021) – Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the opening of a new bookstore in Algonquin Commons on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. The bookstore enjoys a prominent position in the outdoor shopping center, right next to Trader Joes. The new Barnes & Noble marks a dramatic change in the bookseller’s appearance. The thoughtful design of the new store is light and airy, with a café, large book rooms and beautiful displays of stationery, puzzles, board games and toys.

The new store will officially open to the public with a ribbon cutting by local mystery authors Lori Rader-Day and Susanna Calkins at 10:00am. Lori Rader-Day is known for titles such as Death at Greenway  and Little Pretty Things. Susanna Calkins is the of author of the award-winning Lucy Campion series. On Saturday, November 6 the new store will host USA Today bestselling author,  Victoria Thompson.

This new bookstore replaces the Barnes & Noble in the Spring Hill Mall which closed on October 22. Store Manager, Teresa Noble, and her experienced team of booksellers, have been hard at work curating a great selection of books as they prepare the new store.

“Barnes & Noble is so pleased to open our new store in Algonquin Commons, relocating from our old bookstore at Spring Hill Mall. This is our second new store in the Chicago suburbs in the last 18 months, following our Schaumberg store opening last summer,” says James Daunt, who became the new CEO at Barnes & Noble in September 2019. “It has been a fantastic year for books and bookselling, with Barnes & Noble enjoying one of its best years ever. Store manager, Teresa, and her team have created a beautiful new store here and look forward to welcoming back their customers. We are all excited to turn the page on this new chapter of bookselling in Algonquin.”

Barnes & Noble empowers each individual bookselling team to curate their bookstore in a way that will best appeal to their local clientele. It is a completely new approach to bookselling at Barnes & Noble, bringing a respect for local knowledge that is at the heart of the best bookstores. This philosophy reflects the experience long-time bookseller, James Daunt, applies to his own independent bookstore that he opened in 1990. The Algonquin team has been hard at work developing their bookstore and the result is a selection of books and merchandise that will delight the residents of the area. Especially notable is an expanded selection of lifestyle books, including cookbooks, gardening and self-care, as well as a fabulous children’s section. There is also a large section devoted to Mystery &Thriller books, Young Adult titles and Manga, all of which continue to grow in popularity. New fiction and non-fiction hardcovers, the core strengths of Barnes & Noble, will also be front-and-center at the store.

“I feel so lucky to be opening our new store this week with the support of so many amazing booksellers. Our relocation allowed us to reset and refocus our store around books and the love of reading, and we can’t wait to welcome shoppers here” said Store Manager, Teresa Noble. “This new store is designed with the local customer in mind, and my team and I curated many books just for them. We will also have an updated and expanded gift department that I am sure book lovers will enjoy. Plus, our Café will be located right outside of the Kids Department allowing parents to get a coffee and see their kids exploring the shelves.” 

In addition to the grand opening with Lori Rader-Day and Susanna Calkins, the store has plans for additional book signings this year and is planning for bigger events such as Storytimes and Book Readings in 2022.

Barnes & Noble Algonquin is located at 1802 South Randall Road, and online on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, by searching the handle @BNAlgonquin.

Press are invited to tour the store and attend the ribbon cutting. For any questions, or to set up an interview with James or Teresa, please reach out to Barnes & Noble at prelations@bn.com.

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