Those who love frequenting Barnes and Noble stores will enjoy learning about some of the new offerings that will be tested at four upcoming concept locations—Barnes and Noble will be experimenting with expanded restaurant and bar spaces that will serve a selection of wine, beer and food.
These concept stores across New York, California, Minnesota and Virginia will serve standard cafe items, as well as offer full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, complete with waiter service.
Now that many consumers have made the switch to reading e-books, it has become a challenge for many bookstores to compete. In general, many brick-and-mortar businesses are expanding with hybrid retail and experiential spaces in order to compete with the many types of products that can be purchased with such ease from the Internet.
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