A new Amazon bookstore opened in Manhattan todayBookstores typically serve one of two functions: You can lose yourself in the delight of the shelves, and discover something new; or you can go with a purpose, like finding a gift or buying a book for school, and be out quickly. They have humans who like books, have a sense of non-corporate humor, and leave little hand-written staff reviews with those charming, self-effacing comments that lead you to your next good read. The best indie stores understand their communities, and tailor their selections and displays to the people they know. In particular, this is what Amazon. It has a slim fiction section, clearly chosen based on what people buy in print, not what people like to read more generally.
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The online store's experiment with physical bookstores reaches New York City. Should traditional retailers be worried? There are plenty of the trappings of traditional bookstores: light jazz music, dark wooden floors and rows of bookshelves. But then you notice this place is a little like walking inside Jeff Bezos' head: All the books are facing out to make them more customer-friendly, someone nearby is calling out repeatedly for " Alexa " and just about everything is touched by data. The 4,square-foot space is part of the expanding portfolio of store concepts that Amazon is developing in hopes of cracking into physical retail, with each idea offering its own Amazonian twists.
Amazon Books opened its 11th store today, and its second in New York City. Located on 34th Street, the store sits sitting directly across the street from the Empire State Building., Amazon Books is a chain of retail bookstores owned by online retailer Amazon. The first store opened on November 2, , in Seattle , Washington.
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