Author Rachel Griffin to Cut Ribbon at Grand Opening as Barnes & Noble Relocates to Bellevue
Media invited to visit Barnes & Noble Bookstore and take photos and videos
Barnes & Noble is pleased to announce the opening of its bookstore in Bellevue’s Crossroads Mall. Meanwhile, the bookseller will close its downtown store at 106 Ave NE, which has served the community for the past 29 years. The old shop will be demolished for a mixed-use reconstruction of the three towers. Local bestselling author Rachel Griffin will open a new store with a ribbon cutting and book signing ceremony on September 28th at 9:00am. The store, located at 15800 NE 8th Street in the Crossroads Mall, is adjacent to Old Navy and adds to the Seattle-area booksellers’ store fleet. The bookseller opened in May 2021 at The Village in Totem Lake, Kirkland, with a number of new bookstores across the country.
“We’re excited to continue our uninterrupted tradition of book sales into the Bellevue community,” said James Daunt, CEO of Barnes & Noble. “Over the past few years, we’ve seen a resurgence of brick-and-mortar booksellers, book sales Growing, new bookstore opening has been very successful. We are delighted to be investing in this beautiful new bookstore in Bellevue. We thank our amazing team of booksellers who worked tirelessly to create this store under the leadership of store manager David Rossiter Brilliant new store, and we thank the Bellevue community for their warm welcome to our relocation.”
The new Barnes & Noble opening follows news earlier this year that Onni Group will build a 600-foot tower on the land occupied by the bookseller’s downtown location. “We are delighted to welcome the Bellevue community to our new location and I am proud to lead our team of experienced booksellers to this store. I have had the privilege of being a Barnes & Noble bookseller for 18 years, I am delighted that we have been able to curate this space with a cutting edge local clientele,” said store manager David Rossiter. “We already have a number of local writer events scheduled and are excited about the reintroduction of Storytime, including with Kobi Yamada, which we will be adding to the calendar. We’ve seen the enthusiasm on social media from current and future clients and can’t wait Want to connect with them at our opening!”
Customers can follow updates online and on social media @bnbellevue.
The media are invited to visit the store and participate in the ribbon cutting. For any questions, or to interview James or David, please contact Barnes & Noble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest retail bookseller in the United States. The company has approximately 600 bookstores in the United States, as well as an online bookstore at BN.com, the Nook Digital business, which provides subscription services for e-books and audiobooks, the SparkNotes education service, and publisher Union Square & Co. About Barnes & Noble, Inc. General information on the company can be found on the company’s website at www.bn.com.
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