World’s Smallest B&N Store Opens Tomorrow in Fairfax, VA

World's Smallest B&N Store Opens Tomorrow in Fairfax, VA Barnes & Noble

When I read last fall that Barnes & Noble was opening a small bookstore in Fairfax, VA, I figured we would have to wait a year before it launched. I was mistaken.

B&N's new store is opening tomorrow in the Mosaic District development in Fairfax, VA. Located just outside the beltway, the Mosaic District is a mixed-use development consisting of retail, office space, and residential. The new B&N store occupies the corner location at located at 2921 District Ave. in a 6-story building (Google Maps).

This is the third prototype B&N store in this area in the past six years, each smaller than the last.  Many years ago they opened a store in Fredericksburg, VA. That store was planned before the collapse of B&N's ebook ambitions, and a significant amount of the 25,000 square foot space was given over to a Nook dept. Then, in 2017, B&N opened a 17,000 square foot restaurant/bookstore in Ashburn, VA.

And now B&N has opened a bookstore that is half the size of the one in Asbhburn.  The 8,300 square foot store is the smallest of the 12 smaller-footprint prototypes B&N has opened, Frank Morabito, VP of Stores at B&N, said. It carries 24,000 books as well as Legos, games, and toys. It also has a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating.

I haven't had a chance to visit the store yet, but I plan to do so tomorrow. Until then, here are a couple photos courtesy of WBJ.

 

via Washington Business Journal

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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