Amazon’s 1st DC bookstore opens Tuesday in prime Georgetown location

WASHINGTON — Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar bookstore for D.C. opens Tuesday in Georgetown.

Amazon Books will sit next to the Nike Store at 3040 M St. Northwest.

The location occupies about 6,000 square feet. Because of its limited physical space, Amazon said, it will only carry curator-selected books, devices, toys and games that are either rated 4 stars and above, that are bestsellers on Amazon.com or that are new releases.

Amazon Books associates will also be on hand to answer questions, and a device section will let customers test-drive Amazon devices and accessories, including Echo and Smart Home accessories.

Amazon has 14 other physical bookstores in eight states. A second D.C.-area store is in the works as well on Bethesda Row: 7117 Arlington Road.

Barnes & Noble recently closed its longtime Bethesda Row location after losing its lease. An Anthropologie store is replacing that Barnes & Noble.

In addition to the Bethesda location, which is expected to open this summer, it is also opening an Amazon Books store in a Denver suburb later this year.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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