In the world of OMG-I-had-no-idea-this-existed, Amazon has an actual brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle, WA. Located in the same city as the Amazon headquarters, the store actually opened in November 2015!
It doesn’t matter if this is kind of old news, this bookstore looks pretty awesome. The books are displayed face-out to make shopping more pleasant on the eye, and books aren’t just sorted by category — they’re sorted by their Amazon ranking/reviews! Plus, the books are pretty cheap; if they’re on sale online, then they’re on sale in the store as well. While you might not have the quirky selections you can get in an independent bookstore, the books are organized according to what’s popular based on rank and ratings, both on Amazon and on Goodreads, so chances are you’ll be able to pick up something good. So, if you’re in Seattle, you should definitely stop by — and if not, check out this piece on Business Insider, which has much more inside info!
Both main image and interior image via Amazon; GIF via Giphy