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• The Boston Globe reports that Amazon appears to be hiring for a new Amazon Books store that will open at the Legacy Place mall in Dedham, Massachusetts. This new location, the story says, "would join three Amazon Books outlets: one in its hometown of Seattle, another in San Diego, and a third planned for Portland, Ore. Media reports have also indicated that Amazon may open bookstores in Chicago and New York."

The stores not only sell best-sellers as determined by online shoppers, along with user reviews, but also various tech products - Kindles, Fire TVs, Echo voice-activated computers, for example - that are positioned to help it sell other products.
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