Barnes and Noble closing its location downtown Naperville after 25 years

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Barnes & Noble Naperville location closing after 25 years
A Barnes and Noble Oswego, IL location will open in spring of 2024, the bookstore said. The downtown Naperville location is closing after 25 years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A downtown Naperville mainstay for the last 25 years is closing its doors.

Barnes & Noble announced in an Instagram post Wednesday that it would be moving from its location at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Washington Street in downtown Naperville to Oswego.

"The new location offers us a huge opportunity to feature our highly lauded new store design," the post said. "We can't wait for you to see our unique new design features and updated B&N Café."

The book store said the new location will be at the Prairie Market Shopping Center, located at 2590 U.S. Highway 34, and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2024.

The Naperville store will close Jan. 21.

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Barnes & Noble has other locations in Bolingbrook and Oak Brook.

Naperville store employees will be relocated.

"It has truly been our honor and privilege to be your bookseller in Naperville for the last 25 years. While we're saddened to vacate our current home, we are so excited to stay nearby and in a beautiful new bookstore," the post said.