Amazon.com to open brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle

Considered the bane of many brick-and-mortar bookshops, Amazon.com is ironically entering the business with a physical bookstore it is opening in Seattle on Tuesday. The online retailer sees the store that it is opening in University Village as a physical extension of its online business. The book store follows several steps taken by Amazon to offer physical outlets to its customers, including order pick up and return counters in shopping centers and staffed pick-up and drop-off locations at universities. The probable reasoning behind the move to set up a bookstore is that there is still a huge market out there both for books and other products sold through brick-and-mortar stores. E-commerce sales of US$83.9 billion in the second quarter of 2015 accounted for 7.2 percent of total retail sales, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, although online sales are growing.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2015-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #products sold #brick-and-mortar stores #online sales

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Amazon.com to open brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle'


Amazon To Open Another Brick-And-Mortar Bookstore In San Diego

After debuting its first physical bookstore in Seattle last year, Amazon is expanding its footprint with a second location.Amazon is building a second brick-and-mortar bookstore in a San Diego mall, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports, with plans to open the store this summer. The new location... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2016-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #physical bookstore #san diego #brick-and-mortar bookstore #apple store #amazon books


Amazon To Open Hundreds Of Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores

After putting booksellers out of business, Amazon is set to open its own retail chain.Amazon, the online retailer that killed off so many independent bookshops, is getting ready to launch its own brick-and-mortar book chain. According to the Wall Street Journal, the CEO of a major mall operator,... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2016-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #independent bookshops #online retailer #retail chain #brick-and-mortar bookstores #open hundreds #amazon intends


Amazon opening a brick-and-mortar bookstore

Twenty years after Amazon.com famously upended the brick-and-mortar book business, the e-commerce giant is going to open a physical bookstore of its own. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2015-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #physical bookstore #e-commerce giant #twenty years #brick-and-mortar bookstore #amazon opening


Amazon Opens First Bricks and Mortar Bookstore

The tech giant that pioneered online bookselling is going old school. Amazon unveiled its first bricks-and-mortar bookstore, Amazon Books, in Seattle’s upscale University Village shopping mall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #amazon books #bricks-and-mortar bookstore #amazon unveiled #tech giant #mortar bookstore #amazon opens


Inside Amazon's first brick-and-mortar bookstore in Massachusetts

Amazon, best known for demolishing the bookstore industry by selling books online, celebrated the opening of its first physical bookstore in the state. The Amazon Books at the Legacy Place shopping center in Dedham is the e-commerce giant's fourth physical store. The other three are in... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2017-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #online retail #e-commerce giant #physical bookstore #brick-and-mortar bookstore #amazon books #inside amazon


Amazon appears to be considering opening more brick-and-mortar stores selling groceries and apparel

Amazon’s keen on both fashion and retail — and whether those interests ever intersect could help shape the next leg of the digital retail revolution. The Seattle-based Amazon has already opened two bookstores (three more are on the way) and multiple pop-up mall kiosks. Now the endless aisle... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #amazon appears


Amazon's Second Bricks and Mortar to Open in San Diego

After opening its first physical bookstore last year in Seattle, Amazon is opening a second bricks and mortar outpost in San Diego, Calif. 'The San Diego Union Tribune' reported that the new store will open this summer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #physical bookstore #san diego


A second Amazon brick-and-mortar bookstore is coming -- to San Diego

Amazon's second brick-and-mortar bookstore will open in San Diego this summer, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The final sign of the bookstore was just that — a sign. Signage over construction in the University Towne Center Mall in San Diego reads, "Coming this summer — Amazon books." Last... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #san diego #brick-and-mortar bookstore


Can Bricks-and-Mortar Bookstores Win a Price War with Amazon?

Australia's Bookworld has guaranteed that it will beat Amazon and other online competitors' prices by 10%. But are they risking losing too much profit? Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #online competitors #price war #beat amazon


Lin-Manuel Miranda has a surprisingly personal reason for opening a bookstore in the age of Amazon

He may have created the biggest hit on Broadway, but the ‘Hamilton’ auteur still thinks small in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to business. Along with being the creator of a little show called Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda is also known for his enthusiastic social media... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-11-08 17:15:09 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookstore #biggest hit #lin-manuel miranda


How a thriving indie bookseller is taking on Amazon's bricks-and-mortar insurgence

Ann Patchett reveals the route to her bestseller and how she'll battle Amazon. (Shop dogs help.) Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-10-31 20:02:20 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookseller


Amazon will be opening a bookstore in L.A.

Amazon is planning to open a bookstore in a Century City mall, its first brick-and-mortar bookstore in Los Angeles. The online retailer, credited with causing a crisis in the physical bookselling industry, has opened five brick-and-mortar bookstores in the last 18 months and has announced plans... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #announced plans #brick-and-mortar bookstores #online retailer #brick-and-mortar bookstore


Amazon Opens Second Bookstore In Massachusetts

Amazon's second Massachusetts bricks and mortar opened yesterday, becoming the e-commerce giant's sixth physical bookstore in the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #e-commerce giant #amazon opens


Amazon Opening Second NYC Bookstore

Amazon has confirmed that it will open a bricks and mortar location at 7 West 34th Street this summer. The new outlet will be the second New York City store for the company, its 11th nationwide. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #amazon opening


Amazon opens its first East Coast bookstore — in Dedham, Mass.

Online retailer Amazon is opening its fourth brick-and-mortar bookstore, undeterred by critics who accuse the company of trying to put independent booksellers out of business. The Boston Globe reports that Amazon Books held a preview of its store in Dedham, Mass., on Saturday, drawing crowds of... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #drawing crowds #amazon opens


Amazon Unveils First East Coast Bricks and Mortar

The Dedham, Mass., bookstore, which opened yesterday, is the first of the e-tailer's physical stores to feature a cafe. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #physical stores #opened yesterday #amazon unveils


Amazon Opening a Physical Bookstore in Chicago

The mega-retailer is moving forward with bricks-and-mortar stores and is planning to open a 7,200 sq. ft. store in the Windy City's Southport Corridor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #windy city #bricks-and-mortar stores #moving forward #physical bookstore #amazon opening


Amazon to open bookstores in Chicago and Portland

For an independent bookstore, few threats are bigger than Amazon. With its ebook store and brutally competitive print book prices, it can be hard for a family-run business to compete. Well, it's only going to get tougher now that Amazon is expanding... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2016-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ebook store #independent bookstore #open bookstores


Hell, yeah, Amazon should open more bookstores

There is collective head-scratching across the InterWebs about a Wall Street Journal report that Amazon will open as many as 300, or even 400, stores selling books. The company's massive success selling ebooks and the cost and selection advantages of warehousing their physical counterparts make... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2016-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #collective head-scratching