Despite news that Barnes & Noble plans to shutter 20 stores a year over the next decade, the Woodbury bookstore appears safe.
“We’re not planning on closing anytime soon,” said a store manager who declined to be identified.
The Woodbury Barnes & Noble is located at 7020 Valley Creek Plaza.
The bookseller, the nation’s largest, has closed an average of 15 stores a year since 2003, but also opened more than 30 a year in that span, according to a Huffington Post story that cites the Wall Street Journal. Still, if Barnes & Noble closes stores at the expected rate, it would reduce its numbers by a third, the post says.
The Woodbury Borders bookstore closed in 2011. There is now an Aldi grocery store at the site.