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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:
- 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
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.
Below is a gallery of some of the food choices currently being offered.
Barnes & Noble Events And Activities
Many Barnes & Noble locations have story hours and family-friendly events. Check your favorite store HERE.
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