A book – what a concept! Barnes & Noble stores are so, so much more than just bookstores. Remember when we read magazines and took the fun quizzes? There is a music shop, a kids’ educational zone (just for them), educational toys, fun toys, Minecraft, gifts galore, and so, so much more. It is literally a one-stop shop for all your shopping needs. And, you can get a coffee, a cookie, a muffin, or even a cheesecake (from the Cheesecake Factory) in your Barnes & Noble, while you do all your holiday shopping, or just have fun this weekend.
Stop by your local or any Barnes & Noble this weekend, for Discovery Weekend. Check out all the events here, and take the family along for fun, kids’ events, and prizes, and yummy cookies. When did you connect with a bookseller? I am not talking about ordering something on-line and reading it on a back-lit tablet, but when did you really connect with someone who sells and knows books? We all love our local library, but if you want to find a rare book, or something new, connect with a bookseller and ask questions, and get exactly what you are looking for – that perfect gift for that special someone. My favorite new thing I discovered was the book Art Folds- how cool. It does not destroy the book, but you can read a book and follow the instructions (origami-like) to fold the pages you read to create some fun words. This will look great on my book-shelf when I am done reading, and fun to look at too! Check out the pictures, because I love ArtFolds. Who thinks of this stuff? You can’t do this with your digital reader, can you?
And don’t forget to add some yummy to your list while you shop. Visit the Cafe and enjoy a coffee and fresh-baked goodies- S’more cookies are only $1.00! Yum! Check out and play with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK – comes in a 7 inch screen and 10.1 inch too. Whatever your gift needs are this year, check out Barnes & Noble this weekend, for their big Discovery Weekend event, Friday through Sunday, 21-23 November.
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, and attended a live preview event (and yes, even met several booksellers :-)) in exchange for promoting the #BNDiscovery weekend, 21-23 Nov. The opinions expressed here are my own.