Barnes & Noble will relocate its medical campus bookstore this year from its current location at 3954 Broadway to a larger (4,584-square-foot) space at Haven Avenue and 169 Street, in the lower level of the Hammer Health Sciences Center. In Hammer, the new bookstore, which will have a café, will add to the ongoing revitalization of the medical center campus. (The new Medical and Graduate Education Building, expected to open in 2016, will be close by, at 104 Haven Ave.)
The new bookstore will carry academic course material and supplies plus a small selection of general-interest books and periodicals. The café—with both indoor and outdoor seating—will serve Starbucks coffee, pastries, bagels, pizza, sandwiches, and salads. Both CUMC and B&N intend the bookstore to be a lively asset to the local community, as well as the medical campus.
B&N plans to open the new bookstore before the start of the fall semester.