Amazon Opens Its First Real Bookstore
It seems the book business is quite well for Amazon that the online retail giant has finally decided to put up its very own live bookstore, Amazon Books, at the University Village in Seattle. And in fact, it already opened its doors last Tuesday.Advertisement
According to Amazon Books Vice President Jennifer Cast, “Amazon Books is a physical extension of Amazon.com.” The company has actually been in the business of selling book for 20 years, so coming up with a store that integrates the joys of offline and online book shopping was the best way to go. And in fact, you can expect to have no shortage of the most wanted books here. The book selection for Amazon Books was based on Amazon.com customer ratings, sales, pre-orders, popularity on Goodreads as well as curators’ assessments. This means that most of the books you will find in Amazon’s bookstore have been rated 4 starts or above. Moreover, a good number of them are award winners.
As you go through the book selection of Amazon books, you will notice that all of the books have displayed face-out to give you more information immediately. In addition, you will also find a review card under each one, showing the book’s Amazon.com customer rating and review. Meanwhile, Cast also assures everyone that the prices of books on Amazon Books are the very same prices offered on Amazon.com. And aside from books, Amazon Books also offers a range of Amazon devices you can test out in store. These include the Kindle, Echo, Fire TV and Fire Table series.
Amazon books is located at 4601 26th Ave. NE in University Village. It is located next to Banana Republic and across from JOEY Kitchen. Store hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.