Amazon to open a bookstore in New York City this spring
The first Amazon Books opened its doors about a year ago, in early November 2015. Located in Seattle, it was only the first of what aims to become a larger chain, and was soon joined by similar stores in San Diego and Portland.Chicago and Dedham will soon get such stores, but New York City will probably be the next one to have such a location open to the public.
According to ZDNet, "An Amazon spokesperson confirmed late Wednesday the 4,000-square-foot store is set to open in spring 2017 in Manhattan's Time Warner Center." On the other hand, a recent report by the Wall Street Journal reveals that Amazon is also considering a location in the Hudson Yards shopping center, but the center is still under development and might take more than a year for it to be complete.
Described as nothing else but a "physical extension of Amazon.com," the Amazon Books retail stores offer their customers most popular Amazon.com titles for the same prices as online. Obviously, these brick and mortar locations also sell hardware products by Amazon, including the Fire lineup and the Echo smart speaker.