Barnes & Noble to Open First New Store in Cincinnati in 25 Years

Local author Tonya Mitchell will be cutting the ribbon and signing books at the grand opening.

click to enlarge Barnes & Noble to Open First New Store in Cincinnati in 25 Years

A brand new bookstore is opening next week at Deerfield Towne Center.

Barnes & Noble is hosting a grand opening for its new location Jan. 19, with local author Tonya Mitchell there to cut the ribbon.

In a release, the bookstore chain says the location is designed to look “light and airy." They say there will be a cafe, stationery, board games, puzzles, toys and, of course, books.

The store is set to open its doors at 10 a.m. and Mitchell, author of A Feigned Madness, will be there signing copies of her historical fiction novel.

The staff of the Waterstone Center store, which closed in August of 2021, will now be working at the new location and have been working to curate its book selection.

“We are so thrilled to kick off 2022 with a pair of store openings in Ohio and Virginia. Our new bookstore at the Deerfield Towne Center in Mason is relocating from the Waterstone Center,” said Amy Fitzgerald, head of bookselling at Barnes & Noble, in a release.

Store manager John Walls and his team will be carrying books specifically targeted toward the Mason community.

“We are so happy to be back in the community with the opening of our new store. We missed our customers dearly, and are excited to reunite with them,” said Walls in the release. “I have been with Barnes & Noble for almost 20 years, and I have a fantastic team of experienced booksellers ready to welcome customers, old and new, and to help them discover their next great read. The new store is so much brighter, with a wonderful selection of books and an updated gift department of which we are very proud.”

The Deerfield Towne Center Barnes & Noble is located at 5175 Deerfield Blvd. in Mason. Find more information at

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