Good news for book lovers who like to curl up with a glass of wine: Barnes and Noble will begin selling alcohol in select stores.
The retailer announced plans to open four new concept stores, complete with restaurants that offer an expanded menu, a selection of beer and wine, and table service. The first store is slated to open in Eastchester, New York this October. The other locations will open at the Edina Galleria in Edina, Minn., at the Palladio in Folsom, Calif., and at One Loudon in Loudon, Va., throughout 2017.
According to the International Business Times, the changes come as an attempt to lure customers back into their brick and mortar stores—and keep them there. By offering a more complete dining experience, the book giant can position themselves as a destination rather than simply a book store.
Barnes and Noble did not immediately respond for comment.
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