Amazon Books Opens in Georgetown Today

by Nena Perry-Brown

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.

Store interior

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. 

Allegro coffee shop inside store

“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.

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