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Last Call for Reston's Barnes & Noble

Store at Spectrum's last day is Thursday.

Reston's Barnes & Noble will shut its doors for good Thursday.

Most of the merchandise that has been on markdown since December is gone from the store and many shelves have been dismantled. There is some merchandise still available - such as CDs in the music department and bestseller-list books - as those will likely be shipped to a nearby location's inventory at the last minute.

In any case, time is running out if you have been meaning to visit. The Spectrum Starbucks will remain open. The Container Store is set to open in the bookstore space this fall.

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After Thursday, Reston will be without a place to browse for or buy new books. Have you altered your book-shopping habits already?

 

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Pegge Bishop February 26, 2013 at 01:42 PM
I can't even go into the store - it hurts too much. And it makes me angry that the wishes of the majority of the Reston community were ignored.
novatom February 26, 2013 at 02:13 PM
What "wishes"? It's a business decision, period. End of story. "Wishes" don't exist in the business world.
reston on my laurels February 26, 2013 at 02:15 PM
When recently there, I watched as an employee tried to toss a lady out because she had a service dog. Apparently the barking was disturbing the 3 customers who were there reading on the floors. I think many Restonians are taking this basic business decision way too personally. B&N is closing stores across the nation.
Ray Boatwright February 26, 2013 at 03:07 PM
There is a library just two blocks over. They have lots of books to read, new and old. You can't buy them, but you can check them out... Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc... those are killing the brick and mortar stores. Can't say its that bad, I mean, we still have a library, I dont think there was any cultural loss by B&N closing. People can still mingle at the SBUX, in fact, it would be nice if SBUX could expand a bit so there is more seating inside. But if you want the community reading atmosphere that the B&N supplied, try the library. I voted yes on funding to increase the size of the libraries in FFX county during the last election. Besides, a container store is nice... Everyone needs containers and since you cant borrow them or check them out anywhere and the only place to buy them is in Tysons, I am kinda glad one is opening up closer. I hate driving out of Reston for anything other than going to the airport! :-)
Mike M February 26, 2013 at 08:56 PM
True. And it is a business decision that reflects something bigger going on in the publishing realm. I was angry when the horse and buggy manufacturers started closing. But life moved on within me and without me.
Michael Pocalyko February 26, 2013 at 10:18 PM
I invite you to visit Algonquin Redux tomorrow, February 27, where I'll be publishing a post about the closing of the Reston Barnes & Noble, "A Market Too Perfect for Profit." I quote the Reston Patch, and you'll also be able to read in advance the passage that's an "unapologetic shout-out" to Reston from my novel, THE NAVIGATOR, coming in June from Forge Books, Macmillan Publishers.

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