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Amazon brick and mortar stores

Postby Oldtimer » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:15 pm

I haven't found any more coverage of this story since February 2nd on Twitter. Has anybody else? What if Amazon does decide to build 300-400 stores (mostly selling books) outside the Seattle area? What do you think this will mean to B & N, and other booksellers?
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Re: Amazon brick and mortar stores

Postby pls » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:54 pm

Competition is good, although it wasn't for Borders.
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Re: Amazon brick and mortar stores

Postby onceuponwednesday » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:29 pm

I think it shows that people like book stores. There was a drastic overreaction, caused by amazon, where a lot of good stores closed, and now once people found how limited their choice is on buying books, it's swung the other way. New, niche stores are opening up everywhere, and Amazon is jumping on that to shore up their ever growing monopoly.
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Re: Amazon brick and mortar stores

Postby Terry T.A. Rodgers » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:04 pm

More bookstores is always a good thing. I never got use to my Kindle, so I like this.


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