Barnes & Noble, Inc. ( NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the debut of a new bookstore on November 14 in the Bridgeport Village shopping center, 7227 SW Bridgeport Road, in Tigard, OR. The two-story location will include a vast sales floor of more than 60,000 books, newsstand titles, gifts and DVDs, a NOOK Boutique showcasing the company’s family of award-winning NOOK Readers and Tablets, a new Educational Toys & Games Department, and a Café featuring Starbucks coffee. The Bridgeport Barnes & Noble will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day. The store will serve the greater Portland, OR, market including and employ approximately 100 people from the community.
To celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Bridgeport Barnes & Noble, the NOOK Simple Touch™ Reader will be available for only $59, our lowest price ever, starting November 14*. NOOK Simple Touch offers a crisp and clear E Ink® display with lightning fast page turns at the world’s best value – normally at the low price of $99 without distracting ads – and a must-have for anyone who loves to read. This amazing limited time offer, which ends November 23, 2012, is available at the Bridgeport Barnes & Noble location only.
As part of the Grand Opening celebration, the new Bridgeport Barnes & Noble is hosting a Friends and Family Preview Night on Tuesday, November 13, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from Preview Night will benefit the Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools (FTTS), an organization that raises money to buy school supplies, fund technology initiatives, scholarships and other programs that make a difference for area students and teachers. The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local dignitaries, musical performances by students from the Tigard-Tualatin school district, and a special character Storytime featuring If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff.
“We are thrilled to open in a new store in Bridgeport Village, one of the most dynamic shopping centers in the greater Portland area,” said David Deason, Vice President, Development. “Joining the many acclaimed merchants and restaurants in Bridgeport Village offers Barnes & Noble a wonderful opportunity to provide the community with a vast selection of books, educational toys and games, and our innovative family of NOOK Readers and Tablets, supported by extraordinary customer service for which Barnes & Noble is known. Our booksellers are excited to meet the community, recommend great reads and create memorable experiences with a new and exciting store in a fantastic location.”