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There are several Barnes & Noble locations around the Twin Cities, however, the Edina Galleria location is one of a handful of "concept stores" in the United States. Some of the family-friendly concepts B&N has introduced at this location include:

  • Barnes & Noble GalleriaBook-Centered Children's Section
  • Barnes & Noble GalleriaStudy Tables in the Teen Sections
  • Barnes & Noble GalleriaVinyl Collection

  • A return to a book-centered children's area. They have reduced the toys to mainly LEGOs. It, however, does offer a good-size LEGO play table for visiting children to try out.
  • Library-like study tables in the Teen & Tween areas.
  • Quiet nooks scattered all over the store where patrons can sit and read or relax.
  • An emphasis on vinyl over digital in their music section.
  • Family-Style restrooms.
  • Roomy booths in B&N Kitchen - Our family of six sat comfortably with no elbow knocking.
  • Associates with handheld devices who can quickly help customers locate and/or order books. They can also help recommend books.

Barnes & Noble Kitchen

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Also, part of the concept store is a full restaurant with breakfast, lunch and dinner options, B&N Kitchen. We had a recent chance to test out the offerings. The food is amazing. The prices will appear high if you are expecting a typical bookstore coffee shop. However, this is not bookstore coffee shop food. Chef Seamus Feeley has turned it into a food experience.

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Barnes & Noble Check Seamus Feeley talks about his concept for the restuarant.

Below is a gallery of some of the food choices currently being offered.

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Barnes & Noble Events And Activities

Barnes & Noble Galleria

Barnes & Noble Stores often offer themed story times.

Many Barnes & Noble locations have story hours and family-friendly events. Check your favorite store HERE.

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