Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its new Bridgehampton bookstore on December 1st at 12 PM ET. Located in the Bridgehampton Commons, the store will feature the highly acclaimed bookstore design seen in recent openings. This marks one of three new Barnes & Noble bookstores opening this week, with others in Cincinnati, OH, and Richardson, TX. This brings the total to 10 new stores in the past 30 days.
CEO James Daunt expressed excitement about the expansion, highlighting the significance of having a Barnes & Noble closer to Bridgehampton residents. Previously, the nearest store was over 50 miles away. Following the opening of the Riverhead bookstore last year, the distance was cut to 25 miles. This new location aims to provide the community with all the books, toys, games, and gifts they expect from the nation’s premier bookseller.
Barnes & Noble's success stems from its strategy to empower local store teams. The company has experienced strong sales in existing stores and plans to open even more in the coming years. In 2022 alone, they opened more new bookstores than in the entire decade from 2009 to 2019. In 2023, they opened over 30 new stores and have plans to open more than 50 in 2024.
Store Manager Sarah deQuillfeldt, a 12-year Barnes & Noble bookseller, expressed her enthusiasm for connecting with the community and creating a vibrant, local bookstore. She believes the Bridgehampton store will become a beloved place in the Hamptons. The opening of Barnes & Noble's new Bridgehampton bookstore is an exciting milestone for both the company and the local community. With its grand opening on December 1st, the store brings the highly acclaimed bookstore design seen in recent openings to Bridgehampton residents. CEO James Daunt emphasized the significance of having a Barnes & Noble closer to the area, especially considering that the nearest store was previously over 50 miles away. This new location aims to provide the community with a wide range of books, toys, games, and gifts, catering to the expectations of the nation's premier bookstore.
Barnes & Noble's success can be attributed to its strategy of empowering local store teams, leading to strong sales in existing stores and a plan to open even more in the coming years. The company's recent expansion spree, with 10 new stores in the past 30 days, highlights its commitment to growth and serving communities across the country. Store Manager Sarah deQuillfeldt, a seasoned Barnes & Noble bookseller, is thrilled to connect with the Bridgehampton community and create a vibrant local bookstore. With her enthusiasm and experience, she believes that the Bridgehampton store will become a beloved destination in the Hamptons, fostering a love for reading and fostering community engagement.