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BOSTON-Barnes & Noble, Inc. is opening a 30,000-sf bookstore at 800 Boylston St. at The Shops in the Prudential Center. The store will stock over 200,000 book, music, DVD and magazine titles and include an in-store café. It will also be the first store to have a Barnes & Noble Cafe Express, which will accommodate commuters.

800 Boylston is a 1.2 million sf, 52-story building is located within the Prudential Center Office Park and has a number of other retail tenants including Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Cheescake Factory, Movenpick Marche and Legal Sea Foods as well as 60 other stores. Major office tenants in the building include Newsweek, Gillette Co., Partners Health Care, The Ross Group, MCI/Worldcom, Digitas, NSTAR and Tower Technologies.

Barnes & Noble store manager David Fox Spooner emphasizes the “local” aspect of this store and he adds that the store plans to tailor the book selection to the community’s interests.Barnes & Noble is the world’s largest bookseller, operating 599 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 49 states. It also operates 298 B. Dalton Bookseller stores, primarily in regional shopping malls.

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