Barnes & Noble Woodbury – New Prototype Store Opening July 24, 2019

A new Barnes & Noble store is moving into CityPlace Shopping Center in Woodbury. Like the recent Galleria store, this store will be a prototype store — testing a clean, contemporary design and welcoming social areas throughout the store. For customer convenience, the worktables by the cafe offers charging stations with easily accessible USB/AC outlets. There is comfortable seating toward the back of the store. Independent shoppers can help themselves at one of two kiosks (similar to library catalog computers). Employees will carry tablets so they can help customers locate books on the floor. They can even check out the customer’s purchases right where they are, so there is no need to stand in line.

Barnes & Noble Woodbury

Comfortable Seating in the Community Area. Image courtesy of Barnes & Noble

Family Friendly Features

With an eye toward the preferences of the community, this store keeps books as its core, but has a large wall of family games as well as book-related toys and science kits.

Like the Galleria store and others, this store encourages LEGO® building with an ins-store activity table and sets available for purchase.

As with most Barnes & Noble stores, this store offers Saturday story time at 11:00 am. It also offers a Sunday Baby & Me Story Time, also at 11:00 a.m. Both are held in the specially-created Story Time space. Story Times start opening weekend. Look for a section for local children’s book authors in the future.

The Café

The Café carries a wide selection of Starbucks® beverages, baked goods, sandwiches, flatbreads, quiches and soup. For those in a hurry, there are also grab-and-go, packaged snacks available.

Barnes & Noble Woodbury

A variety of snacks available at the Cafe. Image courtesy Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Woodbury Opening Details

  • Opening Day: July 24, 2019
  • Opening Weekend Activities:
    • Saturday Story Time: 7/27 @ 11 am. ft. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
    • Saturday Facepainting: 9am-3pm
    • Sunday Baby & Me Story Time 7/28 @ 11 am ft. Thinking skills & sensory activities with Busy Bee
    • Sunday Facepainting: 10am-4pm
  • Location: 375 Radio Drive, Woodbury, Minnesota. 
  • Phone: 763-204-7344
  • Website

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