Barnes & Noble Closes 400 Stores

Barnes & Noble has joined the many retailers and other businesses which have stopped letting the public in, instead opting to offer curbside service. (My vet adopted this practice a couple weeks ago.)

Out of concern for public safety, B&N has temporarily closed around 400 stores to the public. It continues to sell product online, and now an unknown number locations offer curbside pick up.

B&N has not disclosed how many or which locations are closed to the public, and the information is not listed on their website, either. Your best bet for finding out whether your local B&N offers curbside pickup is to place an order, select in-store pick up, and see what happens.

Earlier this month Barnes & Noble canceled all in-store author events through the end of next month. Like many businesses, schools, and freelancers, it is working to bring its events and services online.

Going by the website, no B&N stores near me are holding online events yet, although I cannot guarantee that detail.

image by Angel Xavier Viera via Flickr

Nate Hoffelder

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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.

2 Comments

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  2. […] read on Twitter this past week that Barnes & Noble had used the pandemic-imposed shutdown as an opportunity to reorganize or remodel their stores, so I made some time in my schedule today […]

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