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Crain's Chicago Business reports that Amazon plans to open its first Amazon Books store in the Windy City, just south of Wrigley Field.

The store will open next year. Amazon already has one up and running in Seattle, with additional locations scheduled to be opened in San Diego and Portland, Oregon.

According to the story, "Bookstore prices will be comparable to Amazon's online offerings, and the physical store will be stocked with titles that get the highest rankings from customers online and the Goodreads review site. Customers will also be able to test out Amazon devices like Kindle, Echo, Fire TV and Fire tablets."
KC's View:
MNB readers know that I am a fan of this concept ... you can check out my review from earlier this year, of the original version in Seattle, here.

A friend of mine who knows a lot about retailing recently suggested that the most interesting thing about the Amazon Books concept is how easily the template could be adapted to other categories - like toys, office supplies, and food.