After serving the community with literary greatness, Tribeca’s beloved Barnes & Noble bookstore has officially closed its doors.
The branch took to Instagram last month to announce the sad news of the closing, which shocked locals and avid readers in New York City.
“16 Years Ago Barnes & Noble opened & sadly on January 14th we are closing our doors 🥺! SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE who showed so much love throughout the years ❤️ We have so many great memories from events to meeting authors and making a positive influence in our Tribeca community. To our booksellers we thank you sooo much. Our managers thank you for always being there when needed the most, helping out through stressful days & forever having our backs. To our customers, words can’t describe how grateful we are for you throughout these years — especially our littlest ones 👶🏼👧! Tribeca was our home for years & we truly thank you!
Until Next Time ❤️ (Let me get my tissues ready 🤧)”
If you didn’t know, Barnes & Noble is a bookselling retailer that was founded right here in New York City back in 1886! Since then, the company has become a top-ranking bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States. As of October 2023, the company operates 592 retail stores across all 50 U.S. states.
According to the Instagram post, the location is closing due to the landlord planning to redevelop.
Barnes & Noble Tribeca opened in 2007 at 270 Greenwich Street and was a nearly 40,000 square feet literary haven.
The post generously gave regulars alternative B&N locations for them to visit while they search for a new home. It listed the Union Square location at 33 East 17th Street and the 194 Atlantic Avenue store in Brooklyn – a fairly new location previously on Court Street.
There is also a Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue location, one on the Upper East Side, and a newly renovated location on the Upper West Side.