Barnes & Noble will open its third new concept store, which combines an extensive bookstore with a restaurant serving a full menu with wine and beer, in Folsom, CA.
Barnes & Noble is rolling out its concept stores at a time when some retail analysts are questioning the future of selling the printed word. In 2008, the New York-based chain planned to open in the upscale Palladio complex, but the plan was put on hold as the recession hit the U.S. retail industry hard.. . . more