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Amazon Books, Seattle

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Amazon Books is a chain of retail bookstores owned by online retailer Amazon.com. The first store opened on November 2, 2015, in Seattle, Washington., Amazon Books has a total of eight stores, with plans to expand to six more locations.ProductsThe first location in Seattle has approximately 5,000 titles stocked on its bookshelves, using shelf space to display the covers of books facing outwards instead of spines; according to Amazon, the decision was made to showcase the authors and their work, rather than efficient use of space. The shelves display positive reviews and star-ratings from the Amazon.com website and prices are matched to online equivalents.The store also sells Amazon electronics, including the Amazon Kindle e-book reader, the Kindle Fire tablet series, the Amazon Echo, and the Amazon Fire TV. Two locations of Amazon Books have a cafe.HistoryThe first Amazon Books store, located at the University Village shopping center in Seattle, Washington, opened on November 2, 2015. The store has been described as the first permanent store from Amazon, who opened pop-up shops and pickup outlets on several university campuses in 2015. In February 2016, tech news website Re/code reported that longtime Amazon executive Steve Kessel was leading the retail store initiative, having previously been part of the team to launch the first Amazon Kindle e-reader. During development of the project, it was referred to as "Project Anne" in filings with the city.
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  • Great place to return Amazon products, very convenient with parking. Also has a lot of Amazon books and gadgets.  more »
  • It is nice to browse the books and electronics in a well designed store, but it is not that special - it is a store after all. The store location is pretty.  more »
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  • Love amazon bookstore! Best return counter for dinosaurs like me ever! Easily accessed by bus and hiding out in the northwest corner of the swankiest shopping destination in seattle. I can duck in and get out before the urge to can't pay more for something hits me! What's not to love?! Customer service A+.
  • All the new technology and gadgets you would want. Also lots of books and as a prime member, fabulous prices. Friendly and helpful staff too.
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