Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Starbucks inside Barnes & Noble


23 comments:

Linda said...

Wonderful! I love the lighting and the striped wall.

Sharon said...

I've noticed this trend here but, it's getting harder and harder to find a Barnes & Noble store that is still open around here. In fact, I'm not sure where the nearest one is these days. I'm not a coffee drinker but, I did get an iced tea at one of these places a few years ago and sat down to go through a series of travel books to help me decide which one to buy.

Lea said...

Cool! A coffee break while reading a book :)

Bibi said...

Looks good. But I dislike Starbuck's mega-corporation attitude, but I guess that's the way things go.

Memphis MOJO said...

They've combined two of my favorite things: a book store and a great cup of coffee. Nice shot.

Judy said...

Our Barnes & Noble had a coffee shop too but the store closed last year. Such a shame because I liked that place a lot.

Sharon said...

To answer your question, Phoenix Union High School closed back in the 80's but the building has now been incorporated into the ASU campus. ASU now has a huge campus in downtown Phoenix and it has changed the whole dynamic of the area. What was once a place that became deserted at sunset is now alive with people and activities. The growth is unbelievable. ASU has built several gorgeous buildings downtown and a few older buildings have been reused. I've featured several of the newer buildings on my site but, it's been a while since I posted those. I'll have to get some more up soon.

Cezar and Léia said...

So...this is certainly my kind of place! :)
Léia

Olivier said...

si ca continue, bientot Starbuck a la maison blanche ;))

Randy said...

We have to drive an hour away to visit a Barnes and Noble. Ours looks just like this.

magiceye said...

Well Starbucks have just opened their 1st store in India in Mumbai..

Karl Demetz said...

Nice place, well captured. We don't have Starbucks here, but I visited one in Japan.

cieldequimper said...

While you go get yourself a coffee, I'll be perusing books...

Kay said...

It looks like they have plenty of stuff for sale, but is there somewhere to sit down and enjoy the coffee (and preview a book)? I must keep my distance from Starbucks at this time of the year. Eggnog lattes are a dangerous weakness.

EG CameraGirl said...

I do love bookstores with coffee shops attached!

RedPat said...

I'm not into coffee but I bet there is some other treat there to tempt me!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Very common here because square footage is so expensive, but I think it is funny how so much space is given over to selling things rather than chairs to sit and sip.

llandudnopictures said...

Great looking floor! I like how the stands are well spaced too and I imagine the place will get packed with people, especially now that Christmas is fast approaching. Just two months today to Christmas Eve, aaagh!

Danielle said...

Don't drop in here as much as I used to given the shift in the economy...I use the library more and drink my coffee at home... ;(...you got a great angle on this..what kind of lens did you use?

Halcyon said...

They all look the same, don't they?

Gunn said...

I have been visiting "Barnes & Noble" in NYC.
I love bookshops with places like this....

Mo said...

Browsing books always makes me need to stop for a coffee

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

I can't decide whether it's comforting or depressing that no matter where you go, they're all identical.

"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