On Wednesday evening Amazon confirmed that it will be opening its first New York City bookstore at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan later this year. “We are excited to be bringing Amazon Books to The Shops at Columbus Circle in 2017,” an Amazon representative emailed PW.
The company will not be opening a store in New York City’s Hudson Yards, as had been rumored over the summer. That was “a speculation,” according to the representative.
Amazon also confirmed that it will open two stores in Boston in 2017. As previously reported, it will open one at the Legacy Mall in Dedham, Mass., part of Boston’s South Shore. The store is “coming soon,” and its hours are posted on the Amazon website.
The mega-retailer has also been actively looking for booksellers on its employment site for a second bookstore in Lynnfield, Mass., about 37 miles away on Boston’s North Shore. The store will be located in MarketStreet, a large open-air shopping center.
With the Manhattan bookstore, the two Boston locations, and an earlier reported store to open in Chicago’s Southport this year, Amazon is stepping up the pace for its bricks-and-mortar bookstore openings.