The rapidly expanding Barnes & Noble opens new store in Bridgehampton

Barnes & Noble Bridgehampton

Maybe people are getting sick and tired of their phones and streaming accounts.

Because this bookstore is thriving.

Barnes & Noble has announced that a new Bridgehampton location is set to open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Bridgehampton Commons.

The Hamptons spot is one of three opening that same day across the U.S., with the other two in Cincinnati, Oh., and Richardson, Texas.

A total of 10 are opening up this November alone.

“Just two years ago the nearest Barnes & Noble was over 50 miles from Bridgehampton,” said James Daunt, the company’s CEO. “With the opening of our Riverhead bookstore last year, we cut that down to 25 miles. Now it is our great pleasure to bring Bridgehampton a Barnes & Noble of their own.”

The recent and rapid expansion follows 15 year’s worth of of declining stores. And a period during which the company’s chief rival, Borders, seized operations in 2011.

According to Barnes & Noble, the company opened more new bookstores in a single year (2022) than it had in the entire decade from 2009 to 2019. The bookseller has opened over 30 new bookstores in 2023 and plans to open 50-plus next year.

Photo credit: Barnes & Noble on Facebook

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