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Amazon bookstore opening first NYC location near Central Park

Amazon plans to open its first Manhattan bookstore,

Amazon plans to open its first Manhattan bookstore, near Central Park, in the spring, the company announced on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2017. Amazon's first brick-and-mortar store, pictured, opened in Seattle in 2015. Photo Credit:

Put down your Kindle. Amazon is opening its first Manhattan-based bookstore near Central Park. 

The New York City brick-and-mortar store location is to open in the Shops at Columbus Circle in the spring, Amazon confirmed on Thursday. So, you’ll soon be able to browse the 4,000-square-foot store’s shelves for must-reads instead of perusing them digitally. 

The online company opened its first bookstore, Amazon Books, in Seattle in 2015, which features's most popular and highest-rated reads. Amazon has since opened stores in San Diego and Portland.

The Manhattan store is the latest in a few big moves for the company, which extended its increasingly popular Prime streaming service to more than 200 countries in December and plans to open its first prototype drive-up grocery store in Seattle this year.

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