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After 14 years, Barnes & Noble opens a new location in the KC metro


BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (KCTV) – A new Barnes & Noble location in Blue Springs is the first the bookseller has opened in metro Kansas City in 14 years.

The Blue Springs store opened today at Adams Dairy Landing at 1030 Northeast Coronado Drive, replacing the one that closed in Independence last February. In fact, most of the people working at this new location previously worked at the store that closed.

“Barnes & Noble is excited to open another store in the Kansas City area and is pleased to be able to continue to open stores across the country,” said Amy Fitzgerald, bookstore manager at Barnes & Noble. “We have two new stores opening this week, with many more planned for 2022.”

Barnes & Noble enables each team of booksellers to build stores in the way that will appeal most to local customers. They say manga, young adult and children’s books will have displays at the Blue Springs store. Fiction and non-fiction new releases will be too.

“Store Manager Eric Fuchs and his team have built an enticing selection for Blue Springs book lovers, and we are very excited to turn the page on this new chapter in book sales,” Fitzgerald said.

“My team and I are thrilled to bring the Blue Springs and Independence communities together by sharing our love of books with everyone,” Fuchs said. “I’m from Missouri and I’m happy to be able to stay in my home country to do the job I love. Blue Springs is an area where everything is new and exciting. We enjoy the thrill of adapting our displays to respond to the wishes of our community.”