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 www.lsu.bncollege.com.
Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012