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Barnes & Noble Opens New Store in Reston

Author Tania James to Hold a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing at the Grand Opening on Wednesday June 14, 2023, at 9AM

New York, NY – WEBWIRE

 Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce their long-awaited return to Reston. The new Barnes & Noble bookstore is located in The Spectrum at Reston Town Center, next to Harris Teeter, in the space formerly occupied by Office Depot. It will officially open to the public at 9AM ET on June 14th, with author Tania James cutting the ribbon and signing copies of her newest book, Loot.

The new location showcases the highly lauded bookstore design seen in the most recent Barnes & Noble store openings. The new bookstore is nearly 28,000 sq ft and will feature a B&N Café, alongside all the best books, toys, games and gifts that customers have come to expect from the nation’s premier bookseller.

“We are delighted to open in Reston such a beautiful and impressive new bookstore,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “In an especially happy turn of events, we return to the same shopping center we had anchored over a decade ago. Nowhere is the success of brick-and-mortar bookstores better demonstrated than the opening of this very large new Barnes & Noble in Reston. Our booksellers, under Store Manager Elisabeth Swift, have created an exceptional bookstore for their community.”

Barnes & Noble is experiencing a period of tremendous growth, buoyed by significant expansion of the market for physical books driven by word-of-mouth and social media recommendations. In 2022, Barnes & Noble opened more new bookstores in a single year than it had in the whole decade from 2009 to 2019. The bookseller expects to open over 30 new bookstores in 2023. The new Reston location is the first to open in Fairfax County since 2019, and one of three new Barnes & Noble bookstores to open on June 14th, 2023.

“Reston is a town of readers, and it’s gratifying to be able to bring such a remarkable bookstore into the area,” said Store Manager Elisabeth Swift, Barnes & Noble bookseller of 30 years. “Opening a new Barnes & Noble is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I’ve looked forward to — creating an extraordinary team of dedicated booksellers, building a store together and embracing the community has been a fantastic experience for all involved. We can’t wait to welcome readers into our stunning new bookstore.”

Customers can discover more about upcoming events and news by following the handle @bnrestonva 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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