Barnes & Noble Booksellers
210 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210
Bike Parking: Yes
Price Range : Average
Really enjoy coming to this multi-story Barnes & Noble located at the Americana. The kids section is filled with all the latest books and toys. Small section with train for the little ones. Visit the Starbucks located conveniently by the kids section and stroll along with your little ones for some great story time reads.
The largest book store close to us. Lots of choices for books and toys. We like to get our books and a snack from the cafe, and sit outside to enjoy them during the summer.
This place has OK staff, but the stupidest rule I have ever encountered. Simply "Don't sit on the floor.". They announce it over the loud speaker. They ask nicely and they can even be mean about it. They say "We have plenty of seating". Sure they do. None anywhere people want to look at books, but go ahead and pile up your books, go downstairs (or up as its 3 stories) and you may get lucky enough to find one of the 20 or so chairs they have. You could sit in the numerous chairs around Starbucks, but then you are forced to buy something and wait in their rediculous line - all to either find or look at something you want to buy. What a joke. I miss Boarders so much.
This bookstore is located in beautiful Americana. It has 3 floors of any book & magazine you could want. They also carry movies and music cds. With the member card they offer you could get some hefty discounts. Cashiers were about 16 years old and were too busy texting each other and giggling than to help the long line of customers waiting to pay for their purchases. I finally had to ask one of them to call a manager to take my payment. They do not validate for parking if you do not buy something.
This Barnes & Noble is located in a shopping center I don't normally like to frequent. However the huge size and selection, along with the on-site Starbucks, is a definite plus. The open layout, reminiscent of a department store with two escalators in the center, is bright and welcoming, if not a bit overwhelming. A strategically placed information desk situated in between the escalators on the ground level helps first time shoppers find their way around the many shelves and stacks of books and other offerings. This store has always had multiple copies of whatever title(s) I was looking for. It's usually clean, though you have to beware of books left on the floor by customers, and though business is usually brisk, it never feels crowded. It is sometimes hard to get a table at the Starbucks on the second floor, but that's another story for another review.