LSU to Hold a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Nov. 10

11/09/2012 01:15 PM

BATON ROUGE – A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Barnes & Noble at LSU will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2:30 p.m. The ribbon cutting will include LSU administrators and Barnes & Noble officials, including LSU Interim President and Chancellor William Jenkins and Barnes & Noble Executive Vice President Patrick Maloney, followed by a reception in the bookstore atrium.

The Barnes & Noble at LSU opened on Oct. 22, and a ribbon-cutting celebration originally scheduled for Nov. 2 was postponed because Barnes & Noble officials were unable to travel to Baton Rouge due to Hurricane Sandy.

In addition to the items customers would expect to find at other Barnes & Noble retail outlets, the new Barnes & Noble at LSU bookstore offers textbooks, course materials, apparel and other university items. A café serving Starbucks products is also housed in the store, as well as a Clinique cosmetics counter and Computer Tech store.

The new location makes it possible to schedule author book-signings and other kinds of programming, making the bookstore a central gathering place for both the campus and the surrounding Baton Rouge community.

“We’re proud of our long partnership with Louisiana State University,” said Max J. Roberts, president, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. “Our retail excellence, outstanding customer service and deep understanding of what students and universities need will help us transform the new bookstore into a vital part of the LSU campus and local Baton Rouge community.”

Along with the ribbon-cutting celebration, the bookstore will host two book-signing events on Nov. 10. From 10 a.m. to noon, Earl B. Heard will be signing copies of “Louisiana Sports Legends and Heroes,” and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Hilda S. Krousel will be signing copies of “Landmarks and Monuments of Baton Rouge.”

For more information on the bookstore and other events, visit the Barnes & Noble at LSU bookstore website at

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012