Everything Old Is New Again

Amazon is selling those olde tymey books:

Amazon got its start as an online bookseller, and now — over 20 years later — it’s decided to sell books the old-fashioned way. On Tuesday, Amazon will open a store in Seattle called Amazon Books. Not only is it one of Amazon’s first physical locations, but it’s also Amazon’s first physical bookstore. Amazon says that it won’t entirely be doing things like a traditional store, however; it’ll be relying on Amazon.com data — including customer ratings, sales totals, and Goodread’s popularity — to decide which books to stock. Curators will have some say, too.

Well how about that.

Amazon dries up retail competition with their portfolio of features, making shopping easy as pie, and now they jump into selling physical books.

Makes me wonder what Bezos has in store for his Washington Post.