Amazon Books opened its 11th store today, and its second in New York City. Located on 34th Street, the store sits sitting directly across the street from the Empire State Building.
The new outlet has about 3,700 titles available for sale that range from bestsellers to "hidden gems" and are selected in part from reviews from Amazon customers. Books in 34th St. store, Amazon said, have received a total of 1.8 million 5-star reviews. There is also ample room given to Amazon's various digital devices including Kindle Echo, and Fire Tablet lines.
This Amazon Books location is larger than the bricks and mortar outlet Amazon opened earlier this summer in Columbus Circle. Among other features, the 34th Street store has a cafe that serves Stumptown coffee.
This is the third store Amazon has opened in the last several days. Last week, it opened outlets in Bellevue, Wash., and San Jose, Calif. Still to come in 2017 are stores in Walnut Creek, Calif. and Los Angeles. Amazon will have 13 stores in operation by the end of the year. Jennifer Cast, v-p of Amazon Books, was on hand for the opening this morning and said more stores will be opened in 2018.