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 California, Washington and Oregon. The Dedham store is 5,800 square feet and will employ approximately 20 people. While it may seem counterintuitive for a pioneer of online retail to go back to brick and mortar,… Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2017-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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