The very popular Barnes & Noble Book Store in Bismarck is moving to a new temporary location.  According to a post on their Facebook page, the shopping center in their current location is being redeveloped and they were unable to reach an agreement with their landlord. Barnes and Noble is currently located at 565 South 7th street near the Bismarck Event Center.  Their last day at that location will be February 20th, 2022.

Barnes & Noble has been in its current location for 25 years.  They will be moving to a smaller location in the Kirkwood Mall for the next 12 months across from H & M.  This temporary store is expected to open sometime in March.

The Barnes & Noble Facebook page said construction has already begun on a new store but it will take a year or so to build.  It's not known where the new location is being built, but rumors have been circulating it could also be in Kirkwood Mall.  Maybe the former Herbergers location?  Again, strictly speculation.

According to an unnamed source, the store will be downsizing quite a bit in their new temporary location going from 22,000 to 6,000 square feet.  It's not known if the new smaller temporary location means fewer employees for the time being?

Fans of the store are instructed to pay attention to the Barns and Noble social media pages for more updates on both the temporary and permanent location that is being built.



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