After closing its longtime store in Paramus later this month, Barnes & Noble won’t be going far.
The retailer’s current location at 765 Route 17 S. is scheduled to shut its doors for good March 18; however; the popular bookseller plans on relocating about a mile down the road, to 634 Route 17 N., by late fall.
According to Barnes & Noble, the new store will feature an updated design that will showcase the chain’s trademark selection of books, toys, games, vinyl and more. The company also said it hopes to include one of the most popular features from the old location—a used books section.
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In a March 9 press release, Amy Fitzgerald, Barnes & Noble’s vice president of stores, said, “We couldn’t be happier to announce our relocation — we know our Paramus customers were dismayed to hear about our impending closure, which makes it that much more exciting to have found a new home so close by.”
“Bookselling is enjoying an amazing renaissance and our local teams of booksellers are ever more empowered to curate their own bookstores in a way that best reflects and resonates with the community they reside in. Our Paramus booksellers are eager to show just how beautiful they can make their brand-new bookstore,” Fitzgerald stated.
She went on to note that Barnes & Noble is “in a period of growth and great optimism in bookselling” and expects to open more than 30 new stores this year.
At its peak in 2008, Barnes & Noble had nearly 730 locations throughout the U.S. Now, it has about 600 stores nationwide, including 17 in New Jersey.
According to Barnes & Noble, updates about the move will be shared here.
The relocation comes after the store’s landlord opted not to renew the lease agreement. Following the closure, New Concepts for Living plans to open a day care program there for adults with developmental disabilities.
The new Paramus Barnes & Noble will take over the space formerly home to Toys R Us and now occupied by Big Lots!, which is reportedly closing this spring.