Tuesday, February 7, 2012Posted by Diana Quincy at 11:24 AM
Good E Reader reports Amazon plans to open a retail store in Seattle within the next few months. Amazon’s main headquarters is based in Seattle.
The store is seen as a test to gauge whether a chain of Amazon stores would be profitable.
The plan is to go with a small boutique setup which emphasizes books from Amazon's growing line of titles as well as its e-readers and tablets.
Amazon recently started its own publishing division. However, competitors such as Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million have already said they will not carry Amazon titles in their stores.
An Amazon retail store provides customers with a way to physically buy books published by Amazon.
According to Good E Reader, Amazon hopes to open the new store in the fall, in time to capitalize on the lucrative holiday season.