January 26

Barnes & Noble

Posted by lori . 12 Comments


Every Saturday, I’m going to take you on an Artist Date with me. The Artist Date comes from the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I imagine I’ll take many of my Artist Dates here…

B&N Exterior

…at my local Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Local Mural

I love Barnes & Noble. With so few brick & mortar bookstores able to survive, I appreciate what Barnes & Noble brings to our community.

Book Rows

Inspiration abounds.

Journal Rows

I love how Barnes & Noble supports a “literate” lifestyle.

Jigsaw Puzzles

Offering a beautiful array of books, puzzles, games, stationery and journals.


Once you have all the things you want to look at…

Cafe View

…you can sit down in the cafe and look to your heart’s content.

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12 Responses to " Barnes & Noble"

  • Sue says:

    WOW! What a fab store. Don’t think we have bookstores like that here. Several book stores have actually gone under, especially since the Kindle came out.

  • In Canada we have Chapters . . . I love them too! Happy reading!

  • What a great shop, there is even a fire!
    I could spend all day somewhere like that – they would have to drag me out, lol!
    Lynne x

  • A bookshop with a fireplace in the centre! How very neat. Many of our franchised bookstores died a few years back. Only a few specialised ones or indies remain. Way to go Amazon 🙁

  • Patty says:

    I love the fireplace! I have not seen one at any Barnes & Noble. I love going to bookstores even though I have a Kindle.

  • Kat says:

    Barnes & Noble makes me happy! Love the fireplace 😃

  • I used to love Barnes & Noble, then they pulled out of the UK. We used to go down to Cambridge now and then, to our nearest B&N store and always came home with armfuls of books having had a great time browsing and drinking coffee.

    We were well-supplied with bookshops in our little city not so many years ago: there was a Penguin (very literary) bookshop, one called ‘Nigel’s’ which was independent, a Dillons, a Waterstones, and a W H Smiths (which is really just a glorified newsagents). John Lewis, our biggest department store, also had a small book department. Then there were a handful of really interesting second-hand bookshops. A little later, the Dillons was taken over by Waterstones, so that we had two Waterstones within ten minutes’ walk.

    Now? We have one Waterstones, and the book department of John Lewis has shrunk to almost nothing, dealing mainly in coffee table books. I think there is just one second-hand bookshop remaining, of the sort where you have to walk round the corner and knock at the house door to see if they’ll open up for you.

    It’s so sad. Sure, it’s the fault of the internet, and Amazon in particular undercutting everyone. But you can’t browse Amazon in the same way as a real book shop, picking up books, and – my favourite thing to do – having your attention caught by something unexpected as you walk past the shelves.

    • lori says:

      I don’t know how much difference it makes, but I always try to purchase at Barnes & Nobles because I believe you have to support things you value in your community with your $$.

  • Penelope says:

    Ah! Bookstore! I really miss bookstores! They were one of the best things about living in the city!

  • Heather says:

    We used to love going to the bookstore. I could get lost in one for hours. Sadly, we no longer have any here.

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