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 Amazon.com'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.