BARNES & NOBLE OPENS ITS DOORS TUESDAY

The new Barnes & Noble bookstore in Ashburn is holding its grand opening on Wednesday, but here’s a little secret — the doors are actually going to be open tomorrow (Tuesday) and you’re welcome to go on in and start your shopping early.

The Fiction section at the new Barnes and Noble.
The coffee counter with grab-and-go items.

The Burn got a sneak preview of the new store this morning, including the new Barnes & Noble Kitchen — a fast-casual restaurant featuring salads, sandwiches, soups and small plates during the day and heartier hot meals in the evening. Much of the food is being locally sourced. Customers order at the kitchen’s wrap around counter and then their meals will be brought to their table. And did we mention they’re going to have local beers on tap and plenty of wine as well.

A sample of some of the pastries at the Barnes and Noble Kitchen.

The store will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, closed on Thanksgiving Thursday and then back open and ready for guests on Black Friday.

Check out the photos we took as well as the full menu for the Ashburn store below.

Members of the local media are given a tour of the store by store manager Christopher Louderback.
The new Barnes and Noble is filled with chairs and tables for guests to gather around.
The Kids section includes a Lego table.
There is a large section filled with graphic novels and manga.
The new Barnes and Noble is filled with chairs and tables for guests to gather around.
Besides books, there games, toys and other gift items.
The check out counter at the new Barnes and Noble.
A huge magazine stand awaits shoppers next to the Barnes and Noble Kitchen.
The Barnes and Noble Kitchen features lovely floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the One Loudoun streetscape.
There will be local beers on tap, wine on tap as well as wine from bottles.
A seating nook at the Barnes and Noble Kitchen.
A peek into the kitchen.
Baristas practice their new coffee making skills prior to the grand opening.
Taps for serving beer and wine.
The Barnes and Noble Kitchen menu has been created and curated by celebrity chef Ben Ford, who is onsite overseeing the grand opening.
Barnes and Noble Kitchen – All Day Menu
Barnes and Noble Kitchen – Dinner Menu