Barnes & Noble Closes Lincoln Center Store

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers near New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will have to look harder for books to buy: Barnes & Noble is closing its 60,000-square-foot Lincoln Triangle Store.

The superstore chain said in a statement Monday the branch will close at the end of January. It cites higher rent for the decision.

Barnes & Noble Inc. opened the store in 1995. It says it will search for a new location on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Barnes & Noble spokeswoman Mary Ellen Keating said sales were not a factor in the closing of the store, located in a busy and prosperous neighborhood. The chain has faced increasing competition in recent years from price clubs and Internet retailers.

The company bills itself as the world’s largest bookseller.


One Comment

  1. Maria says:

    Books arent selling like they use to. I use to love the Chelsea store. If they want to save money with cutbacks they should lay off some of their staff in their corporate offices like new titles they just sit around and do nothing.

  2. Arlene Herring says:

    Why is Patti Lupone still scheduled to read from her book there on Sept 16th?

  3. liz says:

    How lazy. Take a picture of the B&N in Lincoln Center, the subject of the story. NOT the one in Chelsea!

    Man, another blow for my hood. B&N was one of the remaining respites there. Its better than a neighborhood bar because there aren’t any annoying drunks. The employees are great. It stimulates the mind. And they are very friendly to dogs, so that owners walking their dogs are free to come in and doggie gets a treat too! The West Side is turning into the Upper East Side, slowly but surely. No personality.

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