Barnes & Noble opens Glastonbury, Connecticut superstore; Changing America's concept of the neighborhood bookstore.NEW YORK New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , NY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 24, 1997--
Store to open on March 26 at 175 Glastonbury Blvd.
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the nation's largest bookseller, introduces an exciting new world to Glastonbury book buyers with the opening of its new store at 175 Glastonbury Boulevard, on March 26, 1997. Transforming America's concept of the neighborhood bookstore, Barnes & Noble superstores This is a list of superstores by country. Multi-national
A portion of the Glastonbury store's Preview Reception sales will benefit First Book, a national non-profit organization A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", also "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is a legally constituted organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes. dedicated to distributing books to people who, for economic and other reasons, have little or no access to books. In partnership with First Book, Barnes & Noble is working with Glastonbury Welles Turner Memorial Library. The store will sponsor a book party at a later date at which selected children will choose a book of their very own.
Barnes & Noble's authoritative selection of more than 150,000 titles offers customers an extensive choice on every imaginable i·mag·i·na·ble
Conceivable in the imagination: imaginable exploits.
i·mag subject. Whether a customer is interested in looking at the classics or cooking, archeology or business, current fiction or world history, they'll find a larger selection than they've ever seen before. The 21,875 square foot store combines this unparalleled selection with experienced booksellers and innovations in ambiance am·bi·ance also am·bi·ence
The special atmosphere or mood created by a particular environment: "The noir ambience is dominated by low-key lighting . . . and service, creating a place where customers will feel comfortable spending their leisure time.
The store's staff of approximately 50 knowledgeable book lovers from the Glastonbury community, will ensure that the store's title selection reflects the community's tastes and interests. The scope of the store's overall selection includes works from more than 10,000 publishers, including small independent publishers and university presses. In addition, customers will be introduced to the works of first time novelists through Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Writers program. This dedicated section represents the company's commitment to supporting the works of newly published novelists, showcasing more than 100 titles each year.
"Bookselling is a local business," said Steve Riggio, Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. of Barnes & Noble, Inc. "Barnes & Noble operates under the philosophy that each store is unique to its community. While some 50,000 titles are common to all of our stores, the balance is carefully crafted so that each store reflects the lifestyles and interests of its customers. Before a store opens, our buyers spend considerable time studying the community and its local publishers and authors. After the store opens, our store manager has the responsibility to further adjust the selection to meet their customers' needs."
With an ongoing schedule of events, Barnes & Noble superstores are often seen as community centers. The Glastonbury staff is busy at work creating a calendar of events to interest a wide range of customers. From children's story time to Mystery Night; from book discussion groups to poetry readings; from author signings to tax seminars, the store will feature events to pique the interest of every member of the family. To celebrate the store's opening weekend, Lyle Lyle Crocodile crocodile, large, carnivorous reptile of the order Crocodilia, found in tropical and subtropical regions. Crocodiles live in swamps or on river banks and catch their prey in the water. They have flattened bodies and tails, short legs, and powerful jaws. and Corduroy corduroy, a cut filling-pile fabric with lengthwise ridges, or wales, that may vary from fine (pinwale) to wide. Extra filling yarns float over a number of warp yarns that form either a plain-weave or twill-weave ground. Bear will make appearances at the store throughout the day on both Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29.
The store will also feature a Barnes & Noble cafe which will serve Starbucks coffee, cappuccino cap·puc·ci·no
n. pl. cap·puc·ci·nos
Espresso coffee mixed or topped with steamed milk or cream.
[Italian, , espresso and the full-leaf teas of The Republic of Tea in a classic bistro setting. Cold drinks will also be available, as well as a variety of reasonably priced sandwiches, soups and desserts.
Barnes & Noble's expansive children's department is a wonderland Wonderland
See also Heaven, Paradise, Utopia.
land of joy and beauty without disease or death. [Welsh Lit.: Mabinogion]
fabulous and prosperous island; legendarily in Atlantic Ocean. [Gk. Myth. highlighted by a selection of unforgettable characters of children's literature children's literature, writing whose primary audience is children.
See also children's book illustration. The Beginnings of Children's Literature
The earliest of what came to be regarded as children's literature was first meant for adults. . The department features more than 15,000 titles including all Newbery and Caldecott Award winning titles, as well as time-honored classics and new arrivals. Two children's event areas, including Winnie-the-Pooh's Enchanted Forest In literature, an enchanted forest is a forest under, or containing, enchantments. Such forests are described in the oldest folklore from regions where forests are common, and occur throughout the centuries to modern works of fantasy. , are dedicated to story hours, performances and special author appearances -- often a visit from special guests such as Clifford the Dog or Madeline.
"We're more than a bookstore -- we're really a meeting place for the Glastonbury community," said Rob Papandrea, store manager for the new Glastonbury Barnes & Noble. "Barnes & Noble is dedicated to providing our customers with great service and the best selection in an interesting and welcoming environment. When we combine that with our calendar of free and exciting events, I'm confident that we will satisfy the needs of the community." Barnes & Noble Glastonbury will be open Monday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble is the originator and premier operator of book superstores in America. Its flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York has been widely recognized as the most authoritative bookstore in the country, and perhaps, the world. Since 1965, the company has been owned and operated exclusively by booksellers. Len Riggio, later joined by his brother Steve, built the business from this location into what is now the nation's largest bookseller. The company takes pride in the experience of its long-standing management team and hundreds of booksellers who have been with the company for many years.
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the nation's largest bookseller, operates 435 superstores under the Barnes & Noble, Bookstop and Bookstar tradenames and 574 mall stores under the B. Dalton Dalton, city (1990 pop. 21,761), seat of Whitfield co., extreme NW Ga., in the Appalachian valley; inc. 1847. It is a highly industrialized city in a farm area. Bookseller, Doubleday Book Shops and Scribner's Bookstore tradenames. Barnes & Noble, Inc. also publishes books under its own imprint im·print
tr.v. im·print·ed, im·print·ing, im·prints
1. To produce (a mark or pattern) on a surface by pressure.
2. To produce a mark on (a surface) by pressure.
3. for exclusive sales through its retail stores and nationwide mail-order catalogs.
CONTACT: Barnes & Noble, Inc., New York
Jennifer Wolfertz, 212/633-3389