Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, will open a new bookstore on October 25 in West Park Mall at 3049 William Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Concurrently, the existing store at 3035 William Street 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 Cape Girardeau Barnes & Noble will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Hours for the Barnes & Noble Café will be 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. The new store will employ approximately 40 people from the community.
The public is invited to a Preview Night Party at the new Cape Girardeau Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, October 24, from 6 to 11 p.m. A portion of the Preview Night sales will benefit the Southeast Missouri Regional Professional Development Center (Southeast RPDC), which provides professional development to area schools. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. with Jay Knudtson, mayor of Cape Girardeau, and Cheri Fuemmeler, director of Southeast RPDC. Local author and lawyer David Limbaugh will sign copies of his books, including his most recent release, Bankrupt, at 7 p.m. Central Middle School librarian Vickie Howard will host interactive Storytime, featuring Ms. Frizzle’s Adventure series, at 6:30 p.m. Local musician J.C. Harris will play piano and sing throughout the evening.
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.