Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and regularly host author events. Each year, they work directly with publishers to book national touring authors for an estimated 2,500 appearances in stores across the country, featuring everyone from established writers to celebrity chefs to the biggest YouTube stars. In addition, their stores host thousands of local authors annually which are typically arranged in coordination with publishers. These events help authors gain exposure and build their profiles in their local communities.
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