Amazon has confirmed that this summer it will open a bricks-and-mortar store at 7 W. 34th St. in New York City, across from the Empire State Building, Newsday reported. The prospective book and electronics shop has been added to the company's "Stores by State" page online. This would be the second Amazon Books location planned for Manhattan. The first is slated to open this spring in the Shops at Columbus Circle mall at the Time Warner Center.
Amazon Books locations have opened in Seattle, Wash.; Dedham, Mass.; San Diego, Chicago and near Portland, Ore. In addition to the Manhattan stores, other locations will be launched this year in Walnut Creek, Calif.; San Jose; Paramus, N.J.; Lynnfield, Mass.; and Bellevue, Wash.