Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble

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Union Square, New York
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  • Ece B.
    Ece BildirenOctober 27, 2014
    You should definitely check out B&N's book signing schedule from their website. Getting a hi 5 from your top list celebrity may be a few escalators away from you. Mostly happens at Union Sq. location.
    Downvoted Jun 12
  • ANA
    ANASeptember 26, 2015
    I like the variety of magazines and i wish to provide more books on history, semantics, stylistics, astrology, sociology and psychology. also seating places for reading. the staff needs to be helpful
  • David N.
    David NewmanOctober 17, 2013
    Find my book, Do It! Marketing and then grab a coffee. Sit, read, enjoy, make a ton of money as an entrepreneur. Then you can sit in bookstores whenever you feel like it =)
  • Ariel V.
    Ariel VieraAugust 6, 2014
    This is one of the few remaining massive bookstores in the city, and it's a literary wonderland. Go here without any book in mind, just pick one up and start reading.
  • ImSo_Brooklyn
    ImSo_BrooklynOctober 7, 2014
    This barnes and nobles is about 4 floors! Starbucks is in the 4th floor I think. Have a great selection of books, new releases. Typical Barnes n nobles just bigger!
  • Rick S.
    Rick SayreOctober 14, 2013
    now that it's fall there are a lot of big events planned - when the 4th floor is shut down, ask at the 3rd floor for the book you need - someone will bring it down for you!
  • BlackStar Studios
    BlackStar StudiosAugust 9, 2011
    The biggest B&N in the city with a good selection of gaming and roleplaying books. More than a few Pathfinder supplements, but be sure and ask them to carry more!
  • Resumelance
    ResumelanceOctober 28, 2011
    After purchasing your favorite coffee beverage, go straight to the job and career book section. Read up on how to make the best impression, but remember, practice makes perfect.
  • Pamela P.
    Pamela PackerApril 25, 2015
    This is the original (aka first) Barnes and Noble. Sells vinyl records in front. Fantastic appearances by authors and politicians like Elizabeth Warren! (March 2015).
  • Malene H.
    Three floors of books in every possible genre. Quiet and not crowded. Starbucks on one of the floors. Also pretty good selection of vinyls.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneDecember 18, 2012
    Book signings and bands perform on the top floor stage. The Polyphonic Spree were here recently. Sound was great if a bit loud.
  • Gennady P.
    Gennady PritskerSeptember 9, 2011
    The SAT / ACT section on the second floor is a pretty quiet place. The wooden chairs towards the back of the store are usually all full; a good place to harvest phone numbers, though.
  • Karolina C.
    Karolina CunneelyNovember 9, 2015
    Love this bookstore. Such a big location with a great variety of books and generally really awesome book signings and events.
  • Marco S.
    Marco SousaApril 6, 2015
    Awesome big store. An entire Nook section and lots of cool geek stuff upstairs too.. including vinyl toys, POP figures, etc.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MackOctober 23, 2014
    The biggest bookstore in New York that I know. They always have what I'm looking for plus there's a Starbucks on the top floor.
  • N M.
    N MartinJanuary 29, 2015
    Love this space .... you can sit in the Cafe if your snacking on something and all the way upstairs if you are not
  • VideoDanceTV
    VideoDanceTVNovember 1, 2011
    Check out Prana Power Yoga just down the street from B&N at 862 Broadway, 2nd Floor. HOT yoga classes for all levels. Check out Hour of Power, Prana to Music, and Candlelight Flow classes!
  • Jeffrey Gitomer
    Jeffrey GitomerJune 3, 2011
    Find my book, The Little Book of Leadership, then find your favorite reading spot. Learn how to be a better leader. Start today by reading, studying, and applying the lessons and examples in the book! Read more
  • Adrianna G.
    Adrianna GrężakMay 27, 2012
    I love coming here to browse the tables and staff suggestions - like what you'd find in an independent bookshop. They support small presses too.
  • K. C.
    K. ChaeApril 16, 2011
    Almost impossible to find a chair to seat on 3rd floor star bucks. Instead, grab your coffee and head up 4th floor, where you will find a bunch of seats available(though without a table).
  • JoAnn L.
    JoAnn LefebvreJune 28, 2011
    If you are a Social Media, PR, or Marketing professional, be on the lookout for Social Media Analytics by Marshall Sponder. In B&N August 19. Bloggers and profs order desk copied now from McGraw Hill.
  • Lex B.
    Lex BOctober 15, 2011
    Arguably the best B & N to browse at, but the cafe- full of freeloaders and unsmiling employees, isn't fun to have a cup of coffee at.
  • Liza
    LizaDecember 5, 2011
    You can't sit on the aisles, you can't sit by the windows, you can't sit by the kid section unless you have a kid. No place to sit unless you can find one by the always crowded Starbucks.
  • Ian F.
    Ian FrancisAugust 16, 2011
    Peruse and purchase that new book you were eyeing. Ample enough space to take a break after walking around the city, or to meet up with friends.
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew G.March 17, 2010
    Grab an armload of books and take a seat on the 4th floor; It has plenty of chairs, room to spread out, and occasional book signings.
  • Stephenie D.
    One of my top 5 favorite stores. They always have the books I'm looking for, they're very organized, and it's just so peaceful in here.
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'TooleAugust 15, 2011
    Believe it or not, the cafe here has some really amazing chocolate chunk cookies. Way better than your typical Starbucks cookie.
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet New York Times bestselling author and Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his book Thinking, Fast and Slow. Also with Josh Foer. Read more
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJune 23, 2015
    Good place to go if the Strand makes you nervous or something. There's free WiFi and decent pastries upstairs too.
  • Jisu P.
    Jisu PMay 31, 2014
    This is my favorite Barnes and noble! It's huge! You can always go read your new book right across the street at Union Square Park.
  • The New York Daily News
    PHOTO: Good luck finding parking on Union Square now, but in 1924 the plaza outside was a parking lot! See the old fashioned autos lined up, at the link! Read more
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    As one of the largest book sellers in the city, Barnes & Noble is known for its excellent lecture series, classes, and well-stocked shelves.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmDecember 12, 2010
    Grab a latte and snag a seat by the windows on the 4th floor overlooking Union Square for some serene study/procrastination time.
  • Jenny
    JennyApril 17, 2012
    love that i can put a book on hold online and choose what bn to pick it up at,no need to go crazy looking for it :)
  • Lüc Carl
    Lüc CarlDecember 9, 2011
    It’s a book store. No shit. They have a lot of books. I frequent the sports and health sections. You can buy my book here. Buy 4 copies.
  • Stefan O.
    Stefan OscarSeptember 19, 2011
    Maybe the best bookstore experience worldwide. Huge selection, many special offers and a good and convenient cafe. I like it.
  • Shoshanah W.
    Shoshanah WDecember 18, 2011
    When there's no speaker on the 4th floor, you can just chill in one of the chairs they have set up and read something off the shelves.
  • Gabrielle Bernstein
    Gabrielle BernsteinOctober 14, 2011
    Pick up a copy of my new book #SpiritJunkie and forward your recept to events@herfuture.com to get live-stream access to my special 11-11-11 lecture or purchase a ticket to my live event in NYC! Read more
  • Madeline M.
    Pretty good selection of DVDs and Blu-Ray films including a vast array of criterion collection editions. Frequent sales.
  • iza p.
    iza pJanuary 16, 2010
    cafe us always busy, hard to find a seat but ample seats elsewhere in the store. clean bathrooms and free wifi. what more can you ask for.
  • Kris S.
    Kris SMay 14, 2012
    Great selection of kids toys and nice play area on those hot, cold or rainy days in NYC.
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneJanuary 5, 2012
    In the rare event you find a table, grab it quickly. Then sell it to someone else waiting. Repeat all day. Live like a pharaoh.
  • Bekah E.
    Bekah EatonJune 16, 2012
    The Starbucks on the third floor is my secret hideaway! They offer hot soup and small quiet tables. :)
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralJanuary 13, 2014
    They usually have a phenomenal selection of books on the 3rd floor (bargain book section):
  • Physique 57
    Physique 57February 2, 2012
    Check out our fitness & diet book, The Physique 57 Solution, and get your best body fast! This 2-week plan will help you lose up to 10 inches & drop pounds quickly.
  • Emma L.
    Emma LarsonAugust 1, 2013
    The lady working in the children's department is SO mean. This is the second time I've gotten yelled at by her, for something that could've easily been asked (i.e. move your stroller).
  • Autumn G.
    Autumn GJanuary 16, 2012
    Maybe if they had more seating ppl wudnt feel the need to sit on the floor. Srsly, the best thing about BandN is the being able to sit on the floor!
  • Brian G.
    Brian Grogan Jr.October 4, 2015
    Four floors of books, gadgets, and toys. One of my favorite spots for a quiet afternoon of book browsing.
  • Jayson P.
    Jayson PhillipsSeptember 10, 2009
    Best place to get a starbucks coffee when the Union Sq. East/West locations are packed to the exits... + unlimited free wifi
  • St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's PressJanuary 9, 2013
    Meet Bravo TV executive and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his memoir Most Talkative. Read more
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