Books are a reflection of the world in which we live. They take us on adventures, help us learn about new cultures and ideas, and get lost in the pages of a good story. In this blog post, I will share some insights into one of America’s most iconic bookstores:
Barnes & Noble:
The first Barnes & Noble bookstore opened in New York City on October 20, 1923. It was founded by Albert Lawrence (A.L.) Brenner and Max Schuster as an expansion of the chain of children’s bookstores that they had established earlier in the 1920s to better serve their primarily younger clientele.
In those early days, all books were sold at the same price. 25 cents for hardbacks or 12½ cents for paperbacks.
Today it ranges from $14-$27, with ebooks costing less than physical copies due to no shipping fees and easier production costs.
More stores followed over time including locations inside shopping malls such as King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania.