Barnes & Noble to open in Gainesville  

Barnes & Noble bookstore

Butler Enterprises announced that Barnes & Noble will be coming to Gainesville in early 2024.  

The popular retail bookstore will be opening its new location at 3728 SW Archer Road.  

Barnes & Noble operates roughly 600 retail bookstores nationally. The previous Barnes & Noble location in Gainesville closed in December 2013 when the chain decided not to renew its lease at Butler Plaza.  

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The new Barnes & Noble location will offer books, toys, arts and crafts, games, puzzles and music. The new store will also host author events, book club meetings and storytime programming.  

The store will house the Barnes & Noble Café where guests can order and enjoy beverages.  

Store hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  

The grand opening will be announced at a later date.  

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I use to love being in that book store in NYC. Wow that you fir coming. Born and raised in Brooklyn NYC. Been here since 2008. Gainesville Fl is the deal!!


Barnes and Noble Book Store returning to Gainesville in early 2024. Finally something other than Nail & Hair salons, vape shops, weed shops, or Dollar General!

Could it be that residents of Gainesville will begin to exercise their brains instead of their addictions? I know, my expectations maybe a little high for this town.

Read a book and experience the wonders of human ideas, knowledge, and fantasies.


Back again? I thought they had a store beside Bed Bath and Beyond complete with a coffee shop for some years.

Maybe private equity management just wants to shove roots in Gainesville to attract students who don’t know better.

BILL Stengle

The service matches and even beats the smaller operations AND the selection of tomes is second-to-none. God Bless capitalism 🙂

BILL Stengle

As a longtime patron (currently I use the SR 200 loction in Ocalka) trhis is great. B&N left several years ago but the market dynamics are such that they are reopening in Celebration Point area. Regardless of your political persuasion they cater to all and that is really appreciated. Welcome back “old friend”. Bill S.

Gary Gordon

This is great news! The photo looks like the one I patronized in the Marina in CA.