More than two years after Amazon opened its first physical bookstore, Colorado is getting one of its own.
“We are excited to be bringing Amazon Books to Park Meadows in Lone Tree and we are currently hiring store managers and associates,” Alexandra Woodworth, Amazon Books PR manager, said in an email this week.
She did not answer questions about when, where in the mall nor whether more stores are on the way for the metro Denver area. “Stay tuned,” she said.
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Park Meadows officials did not respond to requests for comment.
Amazon Books opened its first store in November 2015 in Seattle, near the company’s headquarters. The stores stock actual books — and the first one opened with 5,000 books on shelves. Small displays show the books’ ratings, based on Amazon’s online reviews. In 2016, an executive at mall operator General Growth Properties said Amazon’s goal is to open 300 to 400 brick and mortar bookstores.
The company currently has 14 Amazon Books stores open nationwide with three more on the way.