Amazon to open its first-ever physical book store in Seattle
The brick-and-mortar store, Amazon Books, is a physical extension of Amazon.com with books being selected based on customer ratings and pre-orders on Amazon.com. Popularity on Goodreads and curators’ assessments are also considered for short listing the books. The in-store and online prices of the books would be same.
The store will also have an option to test drive Amazon’s devices such as Kindle, Echo, Fire TV and Fire Tablet. Amazon Books, which is located in Seattle’s University Village, will be open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Did You Know???
- Amazon.com is well-known for its Kindle, lightning fast shipping, and selling virtually anything online.
- Amazon.com sold its first book from Jeff Bezos’ Seattle area garage in July of 1995.
- Bezos originally wanted to call his company Cadabra (as in ‘Abracadabra,’) but scrapped the idea after someone misheard the moniker as ‘cadaver.
- Amazon’s current logo was designed to depict a smile that goes from A to Z. “This signifies that the company is willing to deliver everything to everyone, anywhere in the world.” Read More