As speculation continues to swirl over which city Amazon will select for its second full-size headquarters, the company is planting a flag in the District.
Today, Amazon Books opens at 3040 M Street NW in Georgetown (map), the city's first brick-and-mortar retail location from the company.
The Amazon Books stores are stocked with books, games, toys and other devices that are highly-rated on Amazon.com. High priority is also given to bestsellers, new releases and books popular on Goodreads and Kindle.
The bookshelves will have user ratings and reviews under the front-facing books. Electronics and devices, including smart home products, will be available for testing. There will also be customer service, unlike in the interaction-free and cashierless Amazon Go stores.
"We’ve applied over twenty years of experience as a customer-focused, online retailer to build a store that integrates the benefits of offline and online shopping and spurs discovery of great books, Amazon devices and customer favorites from Amazon.com," the company said in a statement.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/amazon-books-opens-in-georgetown-today/13654.
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