Visit Amazon's First Bookstore
Yes, it’s true: the world’s biggest online bookseller has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Seattle. Located in the University Village, an upscale outdoor mall, the modestly-sized shop feels much like a typical bookstore, with a few notable exceptions. The inventory is mostly chosen from books rated 4 stars and above on Amazon, and because in-store prices match online ones, you have to scan a book in order to find its current price. Theories abound as to Amazon’s plans for the store; if you can’t contain your curiosity, it’s worth a look for the novelty value.
By Stephanie Perry, AFAR Local Expert
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