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Pikesville Barnes & Noble moving to smaller building

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-15 17:38:53-04

PIKESVILLE, Md.  — Pikesville's longtime Barnes & Noble announced that they will be moving around the corner - and dramatically downsizing.

The bookseller said the new store will be in the former Pier 1 Imports location in the Festival at Woodholme shopping center, at the corner of the shopping center closest to Reisterstown Road and Hooks Lane.

Barnes & Noble will shut down its current store this fall. The company has been in its freestanding store for 19 years. It replaced the popular local bookstore chain Bibelot.

Barnes & Noble said in a statement:

The bookseller has truly enjoyed serving this community and appreciates the loyalty and support of their customers... The new bookstore will showcase an updated design and layout that has been rolled out, to much success, in its more recent new store openings. The newly designed store features a warm environment that encourages browsing, along with a locally tailored selection of books curated by their expert team of Pikesville booksellers.

The bookstore's new location is far smaller, at 8,683 square feet. The current location is listed as more than 24,000 square feet.

The current Barnes & Noble building will be a new home for Radcliffe Jewelers, which is moving from across the street.

Michael Greenebaum, president of Greenebaum Enterprises, which owns the Barnes & Noble building, said he's very pleased that the bookstore is staying in the neighborhood.

He said:

I think this is a real win-win for the community.

Barnes & Noble closed its Towson store in 2017, and the Inner Harbor store in 2020. It still has stores in White Marsh, Bel Air, Ellicott City, and Annapolis.