I Visited Amazon’s Physical Seattle Store: “Amazon Books”
This weekend I visited Amazon’s physical presence in Seattle, “Amazon Books”. While Amazon is apparently trying to invest in more physical stores (including a kiosk in my local mall), this quiet little bookstore by the University of Washington serves as Amazon’s flagship brick and mortar store.
One of the first things I noticed was that none of the books have prices, in fact every thing that is sold uses the same price that is on Amazon.com! Plus, those tags below the books have actual quotes from the reviews on Amazon.
If you wanted to know the price of a book, you could just download the Amazon app and use the scanning feature to see the price.
There were several sections that counted down the most popular books in each category from their Amazon rankings including best selling children’s books, best selling fiction and most wished for.
Amazon Books also sells toys that have great reviews – 4.5 stars and above! Plus there was an area for kids. You might not think it, but there was actually a lot of people in the store.
And as you might expect they also sold Amazon-produced electronics…
There was also a nice sitting area where you could play around with Amazon tablets! I also saw spaces to plug in and charger your devices. The store also had free wifi – just like any good book store.
I think this might have been Amazon’s version on the Apple Genius bar.
Checkout area proudly displaying some of the most wished for books of 2016 and a photo of what I bought complete with Amazon Books paper bag. 🙂 I had been wanting to read the book, The Girl on the Train for a while now. It’s been turned into a movie starring Emily Blunt and it will be released soon, so you know if Hollywood is turning it into a movie it is good. I paid $3.00 (reg. $26.95) for it in store, which is the same price you can find for it on Amazon.com. 😉Details. This post may contain affiliate links which support this site. Read our disclosure policy.