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Amazon Books is selling much more than just books

The Street 08/30/2017

Amazon has opened its second Manhattan store, this one on 34th Street at Herald Square. As with the chain’s Boston and Chicago locations, this store includes a cafe, featuring coffee by Stumptown and a selection of pastries and snacks. Amazon is apparently doing some merchandising experimentation as well, offering a variety of related and barely-related products in the bookstore. Some you would expect, such as Amazon Echo devices. Others are a bit curious, like the guitar-shaped ice cube trays, drink tumblers and Wonder Woman alarm clocks, made by Lego.

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