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Barnes & Noble


5400 New Hope Commons Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 489-3012
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Photo of Helga Bluestone Helga Bluestone
Oct 10, 2019 5

Great bookstore. Too bad so many have gone out of business. B&N has everything, books, games, age appropriate books and magazines, huge selection of books and music. Can almost always find an out of the way over stuffed chair or more Good place to buy paper goods gifts, such as journals. Small Cafe in the middle of the store. Makes custom coffee, serves limited pastry inventory, comfortable seating.

Photo of lindaipo1 . lindaipo1 .
Oct 8, 2019 5

Barnes & Noble had one of the best humorous self help displays that I had ever seen! Learned a lot & it generated some good stories for me to share.

Photo of Dary D Dary D
Oct 9, 2019 5

Great book store. Everything is neat and organized in sections, very easy to find

Photo of Sunny D Sunny D
Nov 18, 2019 4

Fairly standard B&N layout. Friendly staff, good choice of books, magazines, etc. One of my go-to places for good selection of calendars. Always fun to peruse books to buy at some place other than airport. I try to buy from independent bookstores (other than chains), but, alas, they're a dying breed. However, one can specialty order books at B&N. Also, B&N's prices are comparable to Amazon.

Photo of Craige Bell Craige Bell
Nov 17, 2019 5

They Had exactly what I wanted took Me right to it. And I like the idea of you buying a book and they donated to children. Love that.

Photo of Sloan Christopher Sloan Christopher
Nov 16, 2019 5

This is my favorite B&N. I rarely have problems finding what I'm looking for. Parking is decent and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Photo of Misty Lawson Misty Lawson
Dec 6, 2019 4

I went to this location maybe an hour and a half before closing. I was with my friend Samantha and we were looking for a Christmas gift for my dad. They had a wonderful selection of leather bound journals and assorted pens that I was able to find the perfect gift. Also the staff was friendly and helpful.

Photo of Ronald Carnes Ronald Carnes
Dec 23, 2019 5

Had to work out an e-gift card problem. It was merely a logistics issue. The staff at customer service were clearly up to the task. Friendly, patient, knowledgeable. They did Barnes & Noble proud.

Photo of santiago betancur santiago betancur
Jan 22, 2020 5

The staff was so helpful. They help me find what I needed. Very clean and quiet. Great place!

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Jan 14, 2018 5

This is a about what one expects in a Barnes and Noble. Biggest knock I would make is getting in and out of shopping complex store is located in can be a pain when busy. Store itself is nice. Has a Starbucks in it. Nice kids book area as well. Staff always seem nice and friendly. Nice enough store.

Photo of Robby Birdsong Robby Birdsong
Mar 1, 2020 5

This Barnes & Noble is so much better than the one at South Point.you're serious my family and I could walk to the one at southpoint but we choose to drive out of our way to go to this one instead because management and the employees are so much more nice and friendly. I don't know what it is about the southpoint location but management is absolutely horrible. I do not see the stores staying open much longer. But man I really hope they close the south point one instead of this one.

Photo of Michael Duda Michael Duda
Jan 24, 2018 5

This is a very nice, but busy Barnes & Noble. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They keep the store very organized and clean. Parking is usually reasonable. I don't love the design of the parking lot, but I doubt they had much say in that.

Photo of Melissa Redick Melissa Redick
May 24, 2019 5

This is way more than a book store. If you are searching for some hard to find toys that are sold out like for example LOL Surprise dolls, they have them. Usually stocked up and new dolls too. Same goes with most toys and collector items. They have a cool little section in the kids books where kids can play with a table top train set and a little wooden table next to it with 4 benches (kids height but sturdy enough for adults to sit at) that children can sit and read books. In the same area is a spot where they do weekly readings for kids and it's pretty cool. There is also a Starbucks inside. And tons of amazing products for sale that range from late spade bags to art supplies to seasonal items. You can definitely spend hours looking at everything. Look in the middle of the isles where you can find big tables of clearance items that are very good deals. Love this place!!

Photo of Aimee Aimee Aimee Aimee
May 28, 2019 5

friendly staff..always available to help. Very nice bookstore and I hope it continues to be in business so new generations have an idea how nice it is to go to a bookstore and get to see and "feel" the pages of a book rather than shop a book online and wait for it to be delivered to your door :)

Photo of Tony Dillard Tony Dillard
Feb 8, 2019 4

A great selection of books. A huge bargain book section. The staff is friendly and helpful... if you can get one to help you. They're so busy that it's better just to do it yourself.

Photo of Sonia Clark Sonia Clark
Apr 23, 2019 4

Called to get a item held... and when I got there as promised it was tagged and ready for pickup. They even took the time to locate item for ease of transaction. Thanks Barnes and Noble.

Photo of Cynthia Campbell Cynthia Campbell
Jun 11, 2019 4

This location has close parking, the checkout line is usually short, and the store isn't over-crowded like the one at Southpoint mall. They have a good selection of current material, but often older books in a series are missing.

Photo of Monique Egan Monique Egan
Jun 20, 2019 5

I love Barnes and Noble! They always have such a wide variety of books and magazines, journals and address books, even sheet music and a play area for young children. Having Starbucks in the store is also very pleasant should you get a little hungry while browsing aisle after aisle of books. Even my husband found books and magazines he liked...and he doesn't even like to read!

Photo of LaNosha Jordan LaNosha Jordan
Jul 6, 2019 5

Staff was friendly and extremely helpful towards my 15 year old son. The Manga books are on sale buy 2 and get one free. He wanted to buy a particular order and one was missing. The male salesperson understood and ordered one online to be mailed to our home. Great customer service!

Photo of Clubbed Industries Clubbed Industries
Jun 23, 2019 5

Clean and pleasant staff. Typical Barnes and Noble. Always pleasant and ALWAYS helpful. Above and beyond at this location.

Photo of Desiree White Desiree White
Jul 31, 2019 5

Always a good time here. I come every week to read and study. Very fine selection of books. Staff is very nice at this location and even the cafe. The Starbucks inside has every pastry and is very clean.

Photo of Norra Church Norra Church
Aug 14, 2019 5

Great spot to meet clients. If you get there early you can peruse the terrific selection of books, CD's and other goodies. They also have a nice cafe!

Photo of Cheryl Shiflett Cheryl Shiflett
Jul 10, 2019 5

I needed to find a children's book for bedtime. Barnes and Noble had the largest selection of children's books I've ever seen. There were plenty of people at the information desk and all subject areas were well marked. It's nice that there is a coffee shop there and there is plenty of free parking outside.