Barnes & Noble

★★★★☆
  • 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Dr

    Fairfax, VA 22033

    Cross street: at W Ox Rd

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  • 703-278-0300

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Barnes and Noble has been my secondary source of literary knowledge since I was born. There will always be a need for this type of store even with the proliferation of online media retailers.Sadly, while the principles associated with this institution are good hearted, this particular Barnes and Noble is a dread to walk through due to the associates rather than the store itself.

One week ago, while searching for a title, I was forced to interact with some very impolite people. It seems that the all female staff has some sort of feminist driven vendetta against their customers; I observed this through the basic tone of our exchanges and of course the associate's actions. Making matters worse,the store did not honor the sale price associated with the title I was interested in as seen on their online store. I had to blatanly ask the cachier if I could pay the same price as that seen online, and then she finally asked if I would like to have i shipped to my home( online tax and shipping included). Also, my friend was told to leave the side of a register while I was checking out ( the books upfront are evidently there for purchasing customers with a bad shopping habit rather than the general base of customers at large). Other instances/examples were observed but I don't want to rant.

More recently, my sister had a chorus meeting at the same Barnes and Noble. Her group was to perform two songs in the book store for academic purposes. Half way through the second song, the associates began there usual marketing rant over the loud speaker, completely interrupting the elementary school choir. We were given a specific amount of time to perform at the sore, so the little girls were forced to continue.

As with many other areas of business in Fairfax ( minus that of frozen yogurt restaurants), there is no competition. Borders will continue to be missed.

Remember, the store works efficiently, but don't expect to be treated like the associate's monetary lifeline that you are.

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★★★☆☆

Barnes and Noble has been my secondary source of literary knowledge since I was born. There will always be a need for this type of store even with the proliferation of online media retailers.Sadly, while the principles associated with this institution are good hearted, this particular Barnes and Noble is a dread to walk through due to the associates rather than the store itself.

One week ago, while searching for a title, I was forced to interact with some very impolite people. It seems that the all female staff has some sort of feminist driven vendetta against their customers; I observed this through the basic tone of our exchanges and of course the associate's actions. Making matters worse,the store did not honor the sale price associated with the title I was interested in as seen on their online store. I had to blatanly ask the cachier if I could pay the same price as that seen online, and then she finally asked if I would like to have i shipped to my home( online tax and shipping included). Also, my friend was told to leave the side of a register while I was checking out ( the books upfront are evidently there for purchasing customers with a bad shopping habit rather than the general base of customers at large). Other instances/examples were observed but I don't want to rant.

More recently, my sister had a chorus meeting at the same Barnes and Noble. Her group was to perform two songs in the book store for academic purposes. Half way through the second song, the associates began there usual marketing rant over the loud speaker, completely interrupting the elementary school choir. We were given a specific amount of time to perform at the sore, so the little girls were forced to continue.

As with many other areas of business in Fairfax ( minus that of frozen yogurt restaurants), there is no competition. Borders will continue to be missed.

Remember, the store works efficiently, but don't expect to be treated like the associate's monetary lifeline that you are.

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You can have some coffee and read a magazine while you just zone out. The CD selection isn't anything to be amazed by, nor are the prices anything to feel giddy about, but for a popular bookstore they have a rather great selection!

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You can have some coffee and read a magazine while you just zone out. The CD selection isn't anything to be amazed by, nor are the prices anything to feel giddy about, but for a popular bookstore they have a rather great selection!

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As with most bookstores these days, Barnes and Noble has a cafe. My guess is that the cafe probably makes more money than the bookstore itself! That is why I can't understand why they don't make it bigger. They serve Starbucks coffee, and have great pastry. I could spend the whole day there. The book selection is very good with the exception of choice of Bar Charts. Barnes and Noble only carries their own brand which are not as good as the original Bar Charts.

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★★★★☆

As with most bookstores these days, Barnes and Noble has a cafe. My guess is that the cafe probably makes more money than the bookstore itself! That is why I can't understand why they don't make it bigger. They serve Starbucks coffee, and have great pastry. I could spend the whole day there. The book selection is very good with the exception of choice of Bar Charts. Barnes and Noble only carries their own brand which are not as good as the original Bar Charts.

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I love to go here. You can sit down and read a good book or magazine. They have a great selection. The children's corner is awesome. They have storytelling for the children also. Lots to occupy those young minds.

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I love to go here. You can sit down and read a good book or magazine. They have a great selection. The children's corner is awesome. They have storytelling for the children also. Lots to occupy those young minds.

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