Sunday, January 24, 2010

Barnes & Noble reading section

32 comments:

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

After all of those lovely cheerful pictures of blue pools and sunny days, finally a photo that is restful!
:-)

afv said...

I love to go to the local B&N here whenever I get the chance but they don't have a cozy area as this one.

Boise Diva said...

My daughter call is "the library."

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» would be as content here as the cat is content in yesterday's post. «Louis» is a real bookworm.

Chuck Pefley said...

Barnes and Noble has a good formula going with their store designs. Very comfortable reading area. I expect it does promote sales.

Leif Hagen said...

It looks just like the Barnes & Noble in EAGAN, except the green striped chairs in our store are where the brown chairs are and the brown chairs are where the green striped chairs are! Comprends?!
(And of course, I've never seen Francine in OUR store!)

J Bar said...

Jacob, I think Wentworth Park may be the last dog track in Sydney. There has been talk of relocating the track to an outer suburb because the land so close to the city is so valuable to developers.

Don and Krise said...

Krise and I were at ours just the other night. She in the baby section, and I in the photography section.

Hilda said...

I'll be sitting there the whole day! Hmmm… on second thought, maybe lying down too — those armchairs look really comfy.

magiceye said...

a piece of heaven

Kate said...

When I saw this on the portal, I thought "This looks like our local B&N, and had a laugh when I opened it: it is indeed one of their stores. They must have gotten the armchairs en masse. I have noticed that the chain bookstores are becoming the modern equivalent of the neighborhood library. The people her don't seem to mind your photographing them.

Small City Scenes said...

I love Barnes and Noble. I have spent many hours in the one near where I used to work. Ya have to drag me out.
Neat shot. MB

BTW: A tulip barn is just that--a barn with tulips on it. MB

Olivier said...

un moment de repos et de pose, cela fait du bien dans une journée. Photo tres zen...

VP said...

A very pleasnt picture of a cosy place. Unthinkable here, if not in rare bookshops in major cities.

Cezar and Léia said...

It looks to be a peaceful day and this library take good care of it's costumers, this place looks really cosy!
Hugs
Léia

Bibi said...

I am always happy when I find a chair in B & N. I dozed off there once, book in hand.

Jacob said...

@ Bibi - Be careful dozing off at B&N, 'cause there might be some idiot like me sneaking through the bookstacks with a camera!

Jacob said...

@ Kate and all - The area Barnes & Noble stores are establishing more of these reading areas throughout their stores...even in the "deli" area there are places to sit and read, work on computers, etc.

Ah, Kate, this good folks had no idea I was taking their photo!

Small City Scenes said...

Jacob: regarding your comment on my blog: I think the cross is actually a power pole or something but I thought it looked cool as a cross. ha!!

I think if you enlarge it you can see the lines. Ha again! MB

Rose said...

Bookstores are one of my two favorite stores--the other being quilt shops.

JM said...

I like this composition and its colourful background!

Virginia said...

WEll why don't I slow down long enough to do this!
V

Lois said...

I think this is the third bookstore post I have seen today! Those chairs look mighty comfy.

cieldequimper said...

I would spend the day in there.

Ilse said...

Great shot! Here in Boston all the chairs in bookstores and libraries are covered with plastic. Fabric would simply get too dirty. Says something about life in Florida that the chairs are covered in fabric.

Bergson said...

nice hobby for rain

Daryl said...

Its one of the things about B&N that I love ... well composed!

m_m said...

Nice photo, very intellectual atmosphere:)

Per Stromsjo said...

From a commercial perspective, this signals generosity as well as self-confidence. They must be doing something right.

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice shot. When I go there, I always buy something, even if just a mocha.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks mighty posh to me. ;-) How come the gym is empty but the chairs are full? Kick those couch potatoes out! I want a seat.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Ah, the sweet delight of reading at Barnes and Nobles! That's right about where we have our poetry readings.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson