Customer Jeff Edward talks with Amazon employee Sarah Gelman as Edward shops at the opening day for Amazon Books, the first brick-and-mortar retail store for online retail giant Amazon on Nov. 3, 2015, in Seattle. The company said at the time the Seattle store would be a physical extension of its website, combining the benefits of online and traditional book shopping. Prices at the store will be the same as books sold online.

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