Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, will open a new bookstore on October 18 in First Colony Mall at 16535 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas. Concurrently, the existing store at 2545 Town Center Boulevard will close. The new store will stock close to 200,000 book, music, DVD and magazine titles and include a café serving Starbucks coffee. The new Barnes & Noble at First Colony will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, and employ approximately 65 people from the community.
The public is invited to a Preview Night Party at the new Barnes & Noble at First Colony on Tuesday, October 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. A portion of the Preview Night sales will benefit the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. with members of the literacy council. Daisy and Curly the Clown will perform magic tricks, make balloon animals, paint faces and host Storytimes throughout the evening. Local violinist Aija Izaks will provide entertainment from 8 to 9 p.m.
Barnes & Noble’s bookselling innovations have established it as America’s top retail brand for quality. For the fifth year in a row, the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive® named Barnes & Noble number-one in quality among the country’s retail brands. The new store will feature:
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 799 bookstores in 50 states. For the fifth year in a row, the company is the nation's top retail brand for quality, according to the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive®. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites and the number one online bookseller for quality among e-commerce companies, according to the latest EquiTrend survey.
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate Web site: http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com.