FROM Miriam Sontz
Amazon Is Opening…Bookstores? The Internet shopping giant Amazon may have a surprise for retail customers. Famous for driving traditional bookstores out of business, last year Amazon opened its own brick-and-mortar outlet in Seattle. Now, it appears to be planning a chain of stores for customers who want to walk in and thumb through the pages. Photo: Chris Connelly Greg Bensinger is a tech reporter for the Wall Street Journal . Miriam Sontz is CEO of one of America's best-known chains of bookstores…Powell's in Portland, Oregon.
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