Amazon to Open Bookstore in Austin, Tex.

An Amazon Books store is in the works for Austin, Tex., the American-Statesman reported, adding that the location at Domain Northside is "slated to open in early 2018, according to signage that went up over the weekend." Amazon Books currently has 11 stores open and two others in development.

Although Austin isn't mentioned on Amazon's list of upcoming locations, the company has made filings with both the city and state that indicate the store will be in a 4,508-square-foot space at 11700 Rock Rose Ave., Suite 150. Amazon "intends to spend $995,000 to build the store, which will feature a sales floor, stockroom, manager's office and employee restroom," the American-Statesman wrote, noting that Austin "is also one of many cities vying to land Amazon's recently announced second headquarters, or HQ2."

Amazon "already has a significant corporate presence in the Domain, with space leased inside two towers," the Austin Business Journal reported.

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