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 ]
News tagged with: #inside amazon #amazon books #brick-and-mortar bookstore #physical bookstore #e-commerce giant #online retail

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Inside Amazon's first brick-and-mortar bookstore in Massachusetts'


A Look Inside Books-A-Million's Used Bookstore

PW visited the Gainesville, Fla., location of BAM's 2nd & Charles used bookstores. There, children's books are hot and romance is cold. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Amazon's bookstores should be celebrated, not feared

The web giant’s move into bricks-and-mortar bookselling has upset many in the books community – but there is much to praise in this innovationYou could describe it as a troubling development in publishing: someone comes along with no real knowledge of the book business, a brash salesman who... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #mary shelley #slash prices #18th century #jeff bezos


Amazon's bookstore buzz hits San Diego

Amazon is coming to town. But instead of catering to couch potatoes, the company is targeting people who prefer to browse or shop in actual stores. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant is hiring store managers, booksellers and gadget enthusiasts for an Amazon Books retail store in the "La Jolla or... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #la jolla


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


Is Amazon Opening More Bookstores? It's Hiring Booksellers.

While the mall operator who said on Tuesday that Amazon intends to open up to 400 bookstores is backtracking, the tech giant has posted job openings for several bookstore positions in the San Diego/La Jolla area. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #tech giant #amazon intends #mall operator #amazon opening


Amazon Rumored to Be Opening 400 Bookstores

In discussing fourth quarter results, the CEO of one of the country's largest mall operators said it is his understanding that Amazon's goal is to open 300 to 400 bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Will Amazon Prime Now Hurt Manhattan Bookstores?

Amazon has made its Prime Now one-hour delivery service available in Manhattan, and the service includes books. How will it impact B&N and other bookstores? The post Will Amazon Prime Now Hurt Manhattan Bookstores? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #amazon prime


Mixed Results for Bricks-and-Mortar Stores with Digital Content

For many bricks-and-mortar bookstores, 2014 was a banner year, helped by the overall improvement in the sale of print books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #print books #banner year #bricks-and-mortar bookstores #digital content #bricks-and-mortar stores #mixed results


Digital sales outstrip bricks and mortar in US

The US book and journal publishing industry sold $27.01bn of books in 2013, with ebooks hitting... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ebooks hitting


Amazon phone: What does it mean for bookstores?

The new Amazon Fire phone comes with technology that allows consumers to scan an item and then purchase it on Amazon.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #amazon phone


Amazon phone: What does it mean for bookstores? (+video)

The new Amazon Fire phone comes with technology that allows consumers to scan an item and then purchase it on Amazon.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #amazon phone


Inside Amazon's Music Streaming Service For Prime Members

For $99, Prime members get a streaming video service, ebook lending library, free two-day shipping--and starting today, a music service.Amazon is rounding out its Prime membership with the addition of a streaming music service. On Thursday the e-commerce giant launched Prime Music with more than... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2014-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #additional cost #prime membership #starting today #prime members #music service #inside amazon


PRH’s New Identity: Goodbye to Some Famous Bricks and Mortar

Roger Tagholm bids a poetic adieu to Random House's iconic colophon, which has been replaced by a new text-based 'global identity.' Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-06-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #random house


BEA 2014: Bricks-and-Mortar Rebounding

Wednesday’s BookExpo panel on the future of bricks-and-mortar retailing couldn’t have been scheduled at a more auspicious time for indies: the day after the American Booksellers Association announced a resurgence in the number of independent bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #independent bookstores #bookexpo panel


Amazon to open bookstore on International Space Station

Amazon is to open a bookstore selling physical books on the International Space Station (ISS).... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #open bookstore


Patrick Carman's 'Half Nelson' proposal: for each Amazon purchase, buy a book at an independent bookstore

'39 Clues' author Patrick Carman says he knows Amazon is a convenient option, but suggests buying a book from an independent bookstore each time you buy from Amazon. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #independent bookstore


Independent bookstores, Amazon all report successful holiday season

Many independent bookstores reported holiday sales as good or better than last year's, while Amazon called the 2013 holiday season its best ever. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #independent bookstores


Amazon offers physical bookstores a cut of Kindle ebook sales, and just enough rope

Just as Kobo has cozied up to physical booksellers, so too does Amazon have a plan to smother them in e-ink kisses. Under the company's new "Amazon Source" program, any independent bookstore that sells a Kindle tablet or e-reader will be rewarded with ten percent of future book purchases made on ... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ten percent #kindle tablet #independent bookstore #amazon source


Amazon to Let Independent Bookstores Sell Kindles and Gives Them a Cut of E-Book Sales

Amazon, which has been blamed in part for the decline of independent bookstores, said it has a new program called Amazon Source to allow them and other retailers to resell Kindle devices and accessories, and also give them 10 percent on every ebook bought on them for two years. "With Amazon... Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2013-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #customers don #independent bookstores #e-book sales #amazon source


Is Amazon asking independent bookstores to sell Kindles?

Some independent booksellers say they've received calls from someone claiming to be an Amazon staff member, asking if they'd be interested in selling Kindle e-readers. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #independent booksellers #sell kindles #independent bookstores