Barnes & Noble Opening New Store in Indianapolis, Indiana
New Bookstore Debuts May 22, Featuring More Than 60,000 Books, Expanded
Children’s Department, Educational Toys & Games, and a NOOK Boutique™
NEW YORK -- May 09, 2013
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products, today announced the debut of a new bookstore
on May 22 in The Shops at River Crossing shopping center, 8675 N. River
Crossing Blvd., in Indianapolis, IN. Concurrently, the existing Clearwater
Crossing store at 3748 E 82^nd Street will close. The one-story location will
include a vast sales floor of more than 60,000 books, newsstand titles, gifts
and DVDs, a NOOK Boutique showcasing the company’s family of award-winning
NOOK Readers and Tablets, a new Educational Toys & Games Department, and a
Café featuring Starbucks^® coffee. The Indianapolis Barnes & Noble will be
open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to
9:00 p.m. on Sunday. The store will serve the greater Indianapolis, IN, market
and employ approximately 50 people from the community.
As part of the Grand Opening celebration, the new Indianapolis Barnes & Noble
is hosting a Friends and Family Preview Night on Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00
p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from Preview Night will benefit
the Indianapolis Public Schools. The event will feature a “Race Day” theme in
anticipation of the Indianapolis 500 taking place the weekend after the store
opening. In addition to a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local dignitaries, the
store will provide multiple “Pit Stop” stations throughout the store where
customers can taste food and beverages from the Barnes & Noble Café. Musical
performances by students from the Shortridge Magnet High School’s Jazz
Ensemble and a special Storytime featuring costumed characters from The Cat in
the Hat and Olivia will entertain the entire family.
“We are thrilled to open a new store in The Shops at River Crossing,” said
David Deason, Vice President, Development. “Joining the many acclaimed
merchants and restaurants, The Shops at River Crossing offers Barnes & Noble
awonderful opportunity toprovidethe community with a vast selection of
books, educational toys and games, and our innovative family of NOOK Readers
and Tablets, supported by extraordinary customer service for which Barnes &
Noble is known. Our booksellers are excited to continue to serve the community
in our new location—and recommend great reads and create memorable experiences
with a new and exciting store in a fantastic location.”
The new Indianapolis Barnes & Noble will feature:
*Large-Scale Children’s and Teen Departments. Bigger than most typical
bookstores and stocking more than 12,000 titles in an easy-to-browse
environment, the Children’s Department is designed to appeal to children,
parents, teachers and librarians. The expansive Teens section features
more than 3,000 titles specially selected to appeal to the reading
interests of young adults. The Children’s Department will also host a
weekly Storytime every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and other events featuring
guest readers and costumed characters.
*Giant Newsstand. The store’s Newsstand stocks thousands of magazines,
including hundreds of imported magazines, specialty titles, as well as a
wide selection of newspapers and popular bestselling comic series. The
newsstand will also feature a one-of-a-kind mural of historic Indianapolis
*NOOK Boutique. Barnes & Noble welcomes NOOK customers to shop for our
award-winning family of NOOK devices, including our new NOOK^® HD and
NOOK^® HD+. Our knowledgeable team of NOOK experts will answer any
questions and provide immediate, in-person support. The NOOK Boutique will
also feature our outstanding collection of must-have NOOK accessories
including designer covers and functional essentials to complete the
experience. Also, to help our customers learn more about NOOK features and
benefits, the store will host a weekly NOOK class.
*NOOK Support. Tailored NOOK demonstrations and purchasing programs are
available. NOOK Nights will be held every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and NOOK
Training classes will be held every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.
*Educational Toys & Games Department. Barnes & Noble features the world’s
smartest selection of curated educational toys and games at great values
to encourage early childhood development and a lifelong love of learning
and reading. This department also offers a vast assortment of games and
puzzles specially selected for teens and adults at unbeatable prices to
satisfy our customers’ diverse interests.
*B&N@School. The B&N@School Department features educational tools and
resources for teachers, librarians and parents. Educators are also offered
20% off merchandise for classroom use through Barnes & Noble’s Educator
*Community Center. This store will serve as a local community center,
hosting a number of community-oriented events throughout the year,
including author signings and discussions, book clubs and programs with
local literary and cultural organizations, and other annual events such as
the Summer Reading program and the Holiday Book Drive. The Business
Development Department will also help local educators and businesses
fulfill their needs through Bookfairs, and digital needs through NOOK in
Education and NOOK in Business. Please contact Chris Morehead at (317) 816
-1410 for further details.
*Barnes & Noble Café Featuring Starbucks Coffee and Cheesecake Factory
Bakery^® Products. Relax and enjoy delicious food and drinks in a
welcoming Café setting, including Starbucks beverages, desserts from the
Cheesecake Factory Bakery, fresh-baked cookies and scones, soup,
sandwiches, pizza, quiche and more.
*The Barnes & Noble Membership Program. Designed for Barnes & Noble’s best
customers, this program gives Members 40% off hardcover bestsellers and
10% off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores and online at
BN.com. Members also benefit from free express shipping on all online
purchases at BN.com. The annual fee is $25.
*Rapid Special-Order Service. Can’t find it on the shelf? Barnes & Noble’s
massive warehouse inventory is available in real time, enabling its
booksellers to order and confirm the availability of over 1 million titles
at the click of a button.
*Complimentary Wi-Fi Service. Browse& download books, magazines,&
newspapers in seconds,& easily check email via the free AT&T Wi-Fi^®
connection offered at all Barnes & Noble stores. NOOK owners receive extra
perks such as coupons and exclusive content from top authors when they
connect their device to our complimentary Wi-Fi through our More in Store
*Special Events. “Sunday Funday” will occur once per month and will kick
off on Sunday, June 16, for a Father's Day-themed Storytime with treats
from the Café. Every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., the store will be offering a
new event called “New Release Night” featuring booksellers presenting all
of the new releases for the week and previewing upcoming bestsellers. If
you are looking for something new and exciting to read, this weekly event
is the ticket to finding your next favorite book!
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company
operates 677 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s
largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary
is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The
NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive
collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK
Store™ (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates
678 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at
colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to
be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is
only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the
number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and
video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction
according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet
by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Alan McNamara, 212-633-3379
Amy Cianfrone, 212-633-3579
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