Earlier this year it was revealed that Walnut Creek would be getting the Bay Area’s first brick & mortar Amazon Bookstore in Broadway Plaza & while we await an exact opening date for that store, San Jose’s Amazon Bookstore has opened up its location at Santana Row. A soft opening was Tuesday and a grand opening is Thursday, August 24.
Santana Row will be home to its first bookstore in six years (Borders closed in 2011). It’s 4,100 sq. ft. of retail space & will have 15 employees.
The Mercury News is reporting that Amazon is also hiring for future locations in Cupertino & San Francisco so we can expect more of these new types of bookstores to pop up in the Bay Area soon.
The stores will feature the highest-rated books on Amazon (4.8 stars, or higher) & serve as a place to purchase Amazon products like the Kindle & Echo voice-activated speakers.
For more, head to The Mercury News.