According to the website GoodEReader, Barnes and Noble has applied for a liquor license in New York State. An attorney who consulted with Barnes & Noble on the license application says that select Barnes and Noble locations will begin selling beer and wine in their cafes, possibly alongside new food options. I'm unclear when (or if? Is there any question as to whether or not their license will be approved? I don't know anything about selling alcohol) this new service will start, but the article says the first test store will be Barnes and Noble's New Hartford location.