The Catholic University of America

Barnes & Noble at CUA


Location and Store Hours

Barnes and Noble at The Catholic University of America is located at 625 Monroe Street NE A3-A6 in the Monroe Street Market Development directly across Michigan Ave NE. A full campus store and standard Barnes & Noble retailer, The BN at CUA opened in July of 2014 and has a newly expanded general merchandise department a large textbook and course required supply area, a brand new general reading department, and a full service café serving Starbucks Coffee.

Store Hours Cafe Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


General Information

At Barnes and Noble at The Catholic University of America we work hard to make sure that we are meeting your needs- from textbooks to CUA apparel. Whether we are working closely with professors to determine the books and supplies needed for  class or with the Athletic department to decide on artwork for the newest athletic shirts, or staying open until midnight during finals, we work hard to ensure that students always get what they need.  BN at CUA carries a wide range of items from school supplies to reference materials, small electronics to this week’s bestselling novel, and of course a wide variety of spirit gear, gifts and accessories. You can find the same great selection in our store, online at, and on our app. If you prefer to shop from the comfort of your own home, you can place your order online, and then pick it up at the store or have it shipped to you. Our staff is dedicated to providing you the best service possible to ensure you have exactly what you need for a successful college career.


We offer numerous cost saving options for students to get what they need for less. With Registration Integration you can save time and money by utilizing the “Buy Books” link that appears when you register for classes or through your Blackboard Account. From that link you can see if your books are available for rent, which saves students on average 50% off the new price of the book. Barnes and Noble at CUA now Price Matches books with and ensuring you always get the best deal. We also offer digital and used options on thousands of books. When shopping in store, textbooks are arranged on the shelves alphabetically by class (using abbreviations as they appear in the class schedule) and numerically by section. Bring a copy of your schedule to have our booksellers assist you in finding your books for the best deals!

Payment Options

BN at CUA accepts cash; Cardinal Cash, checks (no starter checks, third party or business checks) with proper ID (current student ID or driver's license); or MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express as well as Barnes and Noble Gift Cards. Textbook purchases are fully returnable within one week of the first day of class accompanied by a cash register receipt.