Hot on the heels of Amazon's first New York bookstore comes new news that Amazon is also opening a second bookstore in the Boston metro area. The company had previously sought planning permission for a store in Dedham, MA, and now it is also hiring for a second store in Lynnfield, MA, which is about 36 miles away.
They haven't revealed the location of the new store, but Amazon does have job listings open for an assistant manager, team leaders, and a store clerk. The job descriptions suggest that the store will carry books as well as Amazon devices.
Lynnfield is a relatively tiny suburb almost entirely given over to residential, but the store will likely be located in the town's one significant mall, MarketStreet Lynnfield.
That is speculation, of course; the new Amazon Books could be located near Lynnfield rather than in it.
We do have more info on Amazon's other recent retail expansion, however. Amazon has 3 bookstores on the west coast as well as a store planned for Chicago and 3 more on the east coast, and they also have around a couple dozen pickup locations on or near college campuses, including one just announced for College Park, MD.
Amazon, which has recently begun opening bookstores in major cities and pickup locations around college campuses, is bringing its retail concept to College Park, MD.
The e-commerce giant will open a physical location in Terrapin Row, the 445-unit student housing community that opened in September, serving the University of Maryland.
Amazon has put up its logo in the windows of the storefront, above, and a permit on the door lists the occupant as "Amazon Campus."
The new unstore is located at University of Maryland, College Park, which is just outside of Washington DC. It is within driving distance of much of the DC metro area, if you wanted to make a day trip.
I plan to do just that when it opens.
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