Barnes & Noble at The Village at Totem Lake has opened their doors and people have promptly nestled in chairs and corners with their noses in books! This is the first store on the west coast with their new look and feel geared towards making it a meeting place for community gatherings. And that's pretty amazing to say after the year we've just had. The store feels big, open and inviting and you can't help but wander from pod to pod exploring the various wonders they present. There's a Kids Club in the back, greeting cards, tables stacked with recommendations from Oprah and Reese Witherspoon, and every genre of book you might be searching for. Of course, there is also a cafe so we don't find ourselves immersed in reading without our beloved coffee.
The Grand Opening is scheduled for May 26th and will be celebrated with author Kobi Yamada in attendance at 9am. Barnes & Noble also has memberships, and if you're a first-timer it's $25 and you receive 20% off your first purchase. Members get free shipping online with no minimum and 10% off qualifying purchases all year long.
Go visit them and inhale the scent of fresh paper and ink (through your mask). You can find Barnes & Noble where Anko used to be, between Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. Sounds like a great time to find some summer reads!