Many thanks to Morgan from the Barnes & Noble College location at Catholic U for letting us know about the grand opening of the long awaited Barnes and Noble store at the Monroe Street Market development. When we broke the story about the Barnes and Noble/Starbucks in August 2012, many neighbors rightfully acknowledged it as a huge turning point for our area, and a kick start to investment and development in Brookland. Here is the announcement:
Come celebrate the newest installment of Brookland’s up-and-coming Monroe Street Market community– Barnes & Noble College Booksellers at The Catholic University of America. No longer solely a home to textbooks and CUA spirit gear, the new store boasts an expanded title selection of fiction, non-fiction, reference, and children’s books; a cafe serving Starbucks coffee, ready-to-go sandwiches, and baked goods; and indoor and outdoor seating in the lovely neighborhood of Brookland.
- The grand opening celebration will occur on July 28, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 625 Monroe Street NE, Washington, DC 20017. The festivities will include an author event with Fox News anchor Bret Baier, live music, raffles, samples from our new cafe, and a promotional sale. At noon, Bret Baier, chief political anchor for Fox and anchor of “Special Report with Bret Baier,” will talk about his new book, Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love, a behind-the-scenes look at his family’s life as they face their eldest son Paul’s fight with pediatric cardiac disease.
- In conjunction with the opening day festivities, we will be hosting a children’s book reading featuring the Catholic University mascot, Red the Cardinal, who will welcome the children’s book section of the new Barnes & Noble. Red’s Reading will occur on July 30th at 11:30 a.m.
- On Friday August 1st, the final event of what is sure to be a fantastic inaugural week, will be a live concert from Pop Culture Strings at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, and to RSVP for the grand opening events, check out the B&N at the Catholic University Facebook page.