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Barnes & Noble Opens in Union Plaza

Author Harlan Coben to Hold a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing at the Grand Opening on Wednesday March 8, 2023 at 9 AM

New York, NY – WEBWIRE

 Barnes & Noble is pleased to announce the opening of its Union Plaza bookstore on Wednesday, March 8th. The bookseller will relocate from Springfield to Union Plaza, into the space formerly occupied by Modell’s. The new location will showcase the award-winning bookstore design seen in the most recent Barnes & Noble store openings.

The new Barnes & Noble is located at 2401 Route 22 West in Union, NJ, across the parking lot from Best Buy. It will officially open to the public at 9:00 AM ET on March 8th with author Harlan Coben cutting the ribbon and signing copies of his books.

“We are very pleased to continue what has been a very happy 30 years of bookselling in Union County. Thank you to the many customers of our Springfield store for their outpouring of support when the closure of our store was announced. We move just down the road and have the opportunity to showcase how far bookstore design has advanced in the past 3 decades,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “We are to open a truly stunning and completely redesigned new bookstore. The experienced bookselling team in Union Plaza, led by Store Manager Nicola Sterling, has been hard at work creating an impressive and inviting bookstore tailored to their community.”

Barnes & Noble is experiencing a period of tremendous growth, buoyed by a reading renaissance and renewed enthusiasm for physical bookstores. In 2022, Barnes & Noble opened more new bookstores than it had in the decade since 2009. The bookseller expects to open over 30 new bookstores in 2023, with the new Union Plaza location being the first in the area since 2008.

“We are so glad to be moving such a short distance into a great new location,” said Store Manager Nicola Sterling, a Barnes & Noble bookseller of 7 years. “The whole team is excited to show off the fresh new store, and how we’ve curated it with our local readers in mind. We cannot wait to build new memories with this wonderful community.”

Customers can discover more about upcoming events and news by following the handle @bnunionnj on social media.


About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest retail bookseller in the United States. The Company has approximately 600 bookstores across the United States, as well as its online bookstore at, the Nook Digital business which offers both e-books and an audio book subscriptions service, the SparkNotes educational service, stationery and gift retailer Paper Source, and the publisher Union Square & Co. General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be found on the Company’s website at    

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