I have always loved the bookstore, ever since I was young. Being surrounded by books is always the beginning of a beautiful dream that never has to end, but even I was surprised when I realized all that I was missing at Barnes and Noble In Exton, PA.
I had a chance to explore this treasure a few days ago, as they were preparing for the Barnes and Noble Discovery weekend. Events, shopping experiences and fun for people of all ages, tons of fun.
While I was there, I couldn’t help notice all of the great things that I never knew they carried and couldn’t help but to love myself.
Some of the best things about the bookstore are not just the books, it’s great to be surrounded by book lovers who can give you suggestions just in case you run out of ideas, or you are just open to some new ones. The staff shared the new feature that they have that make finding that perfect gift easier to find. You can get the help you need by asking while you are in the store or by tweeting #BNTips. A great way to find exactly what you have been looking for even if you feel clueless.
Being at the bookstore and being able to flip through the pages is such a welcome feeling, especially when you can look at the covers and say this book would make the perfect gift for such and such.
Seeing all these favorites, and some new ones really gave me tons of gift giving ideas. For all the little munchkins in my life.
Looking through the best sellers gave me hours of options and opportunities that you don’t quite get from a newspaper article, or a listing of we suggest this book based on what you bought. Being able to flip through the pages, read the back of the book jacket and compare the titles is something I don’t think I will ever outgrow.
Here is another nifty treat…. #Vinyl Records are back…and Barnes and Nobles has them. There were such a cool collection of both old and new and it was so deju vu to see them in stores again. Apparently, the kids love them!
As a movie buff, I was heads over heels to see the Criterion collection they have a Barnes and Nobles, favorites like Benjamin Buttons, Black Orpheus, and so many others… It was like visiting an old friend.
I had no idea how much Barnes and Nobles had to offer… beautiful gifts like blankets and book inspired goodies… I can only imagine the faces on kids when they open up a present with mugs of the Grinch. This beautiful blanket just scream warmth and comfort, it would be great to sit a read a book with this on your lap.
One of the things I almost forgot was the pure delight of sitting in the bookstore for hours looking through books and getting some amazing goodies. I had a chance to taste those S’mores bookies and wow! I don’t even like cookies and I was super impressed. I will definitely have to add those to my treat list.
Frozen is the hottest thing on the planet these days especially with our pint size friends. I was surprised at how much they had to offer in the store that went above and beyond books.
During this time of year, there are so many opportunities to give back. Books are an area where you impact not just now but later, as well.
Unique gifts and crafts were something I never expected to find in the store.
It was great to see gifts that you could do as a family, allowing our families to do more together. Who knew there were so many opportunities to imagine, create and enjoy.
It was great to see the this new feature that Barnes and Noble offers on some of their books B&N Synch Up, that for $4.99 will allow you to get a hard copy of a book as well as a digital copy. This wonderful service allows you to have two copies of the book. I know there were so many times when I had wanted to have book choices, but I didn’t want the weight of having to carry a book.
Most of all, one of the best parts of this visit was the staff who is knowledgable and helpful, each having their own area of expertise and understanding. If you are looking for an amazing weekend, or an awesome opportunity to go alone or with your family. Check out the Barnes and Nobles in Exton, PA.
Barnes & Noble Discovery Weekend Schedule
Saturday, November 22
10 AM: Create with ArtFolds™
Recommended for ages 13 and up – Transform a book into a piece of art or create an origami heart card. Please arrive early, space and supplies are limited.
11 AM: Learn to Draw Like Mo Willems — Storytime & Activity
Recommended for children ages 4 and up – Draw the beloved Pigeon fromDon’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus with instructions created by the award-winning author and illustrator.
1 PM: Puppet Making & Holiday Sing-Along
Recommended for children ages 4 and up – Make a Folkmanis® puppet and sing holiday favorite songs with new found puppet friends. Please arrive early, space and supplies are limited.
7 PM: Holiday Fluxx® Game Night
Recommended for Ages 12 and up – Get introduced to this holiday card game with ever-changing rules.
1 PM: Snowmen at Night — Storytime, Crafts & Activities
Recommended for children ages 4 and up – Ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? Discover and experience the secret life of snowmen at night.
Snowmen at Night — Only $7.99 with the Purchase of Any Kids’ Book. While Supplies Last.