Barnes and Noble Prototype Store Opens
Barnes and Noble Prototype Store Opens – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced that it is opening a new store prototype at Tomoka Town Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, on April 17, 2019. This will be the Company’s first new prototype store to open in Florida.
Barnes and Noble New Prototype Store to Open in Florida
Barnes & Noble Daytona is located at 1115 Cornerstone Blvd., Suite C, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Barnes & Noble Daytona is opening on April 17, 2019.
“We are thrilled to continue to serve the Daytona Beach community by launching a new prototype store at Tomoka Town Center,” said Frank Morabito, Vice President, Stores, Barnes & Noble. “This new prototype is part of our ongoing testing of new stores across the country, and will offer a clean, contemporary design that is easy to shop and friendly to our customers. It will feature a full assortment of books at its core, with an amazing selection of educational toys and games, family games and puzzles and curated gift items for avid readers.”
The 15,000-square-foot store features modern design aesthetics, including oak bookshelves and a mix of wood-grain tile and carpet throughout. Lower profile bookshelves will provide customers with a panoramic view of the store, contributing to an open and airy feel. Two large “book theaters” invite customers to discover books in a new 360-degree experience. Illuminated bookcases are incorporated into the store to further enhance discovery.
The Children’s Section – with a LEGO® activity table and dedicated Storytime space – creates a special environment for Barnes & Noble’s youngest customers. A whimsical “jungle gym” display feature, built specially for toys, adds a sense of fun to the space.
From community seating around a table to individual comfortable chairs, customers of all ages will have a variety of seating options throughout the store, allowing them to curl up alone with a good book or gather with a small group of friends.
The Café at Barnes & Noble Daytona features a brand-new look and offers a wide selection of Starbucks® beverages, including nitro coffee, in addition to fresh baked goods, savory sandwiches, flatbreads, quiches and a soup of the day. Healthy grab-and-go snacks are also available. Patrons can choose from a variety of informal seating options, including outdoor seating and two community worktables featuring easily accessible USB/AC outlets.
The booksellers at Barnes & Noble Daytona will be equipped with tablets to help them assist customers anywhere in the store. This new technology will allow booksellers to help customers with product selection and easily locate books on the store floor. Additionally, once the product is in customers’ hands, booksellers can check customers out without a visit to the cashwrap. Self-serve kiosks will enable customers to research, discover and locate books throughout the store.
Barnes & Noble Daytona is dedicated to supporting the community and hosting events of interest to customers, from bookfairs for local schools to booksignings and Storytimes. A 700-square-foot flexible event space will be ideal for author events and booksignings.
Customers are encouraged to follow Barnes & Noble Daytona on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, by searching the handle @BNDaytonaBeach.
Contact Barnes & Noble Daytona at 386-281-4960 or visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator for more details on events and activities.
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