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No coffee, but all the data you can drink at the Amazon bookstore

The new outlet, which sells books over the counter, stocks 3,000 of the most popular, data-tracked titles

To ensure speedy business, Amazon Books does not accept cash and sales are done via credit or debit cards. The privileges that come with Amazon Prime are quickly honoured at the bookstore.

New York

A NON-VIRTUAL, real-life Amazon bookstore opened in Manhattan on Thursday with no obvious signs of corporate guilt at having driven countless independent bookstores to oblivion with the scythe-like power of the company's e-book discounting.

The store opened to a crowd...

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