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Friday Forum: Would You Shop at an Amazon Bookstore?

Rebecca Joines Schinsky

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Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

Rumors surfaced this week that Amazon is planning to open a bricks-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle, and the internet was predictably abuzz with commentary and speculation. I have plenty questions about what an Amazon bookstore would look like in practice–Kindle stations? Actual booksellers or technology jockeys? A store designed to showroom print books in service of digital sales?–but what I really want to know is this: would it work?

So tell me: would you shop at an Amazon bookstore? Why or why not?