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Barnes & Noble Opens New Store in Kalispell

Author Katie Powner to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Book Signing at the Grand Opening at 9AM on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Kalispell, MT – WEBWIRE

Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the opening of its new Kalispell bookstore on Wednesday, January 31st. The new Barnes & Noble is located in Mountain View Plaza (2375 US Highway 93 N, Kalispell, MT 59901) next to Famous Footwear, in the space formerly occupied by Pier 1.

The bookstore will officially open to the public at 9AM MST on Wednesday the 31st, with Katie Powner cutting the ribbon and signing copies of her books. The new location showcases the highly lauded bookstore design seen in the most recent Barnes & Noble store openings, housing all the best books, toys, games and gifts that customers have come to expect from the nation’s premier bookseller.

“The positive feedback we have received since announcing this new Barnes & Noble has been astounding. It has been a long time since Borders had their bookstore just across the parking lot and it is a particular pleasure to bring a major new bookstore back to U.S. 93,” said James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble. “Our ability to open beautiful new bookstores of this scale is testament to the enduring appeal of bookstores, and to the success of our strategy to empower our local store teams to localize their bookstores.”

Barnes & Noble is enjoying a period of tremendous growth as the strategy to hand control of each bookstore to its local booksellers has proven so successful. The bookseller is enjoying exceptionally strong sales in its existing stores and has been opening many new stores after over 15 years of declining store numbers. In 2023, 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 50 new bookstores in 2024.

The Kalispell bookstore is one of two new Barnes & Noble locations to open their doors on the 31st, alongside a new store in Visalia, CA. Another new Barnes & Noble bookstore is due to open the week after in Jonesboro, AR.

“I’m honored to help bring Barnes & Noble to the Flathead Valley,” said Store Manager Daniel Urquidi, Barnes & Noble bookseller of 10 years. “Our booksellers have been happily hard at work setting up displays and curating our selection to the tastes of our community. We can’t wait to welcome you into your new Kalispell Barnes & Noble.”

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

About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest retail bookseller in the United States. The Company has more than 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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