Looks like Amazon gave the Seattle Times the exclusive. Jay Greene reports:
At 9:30 Tuesday morning, the online retail giant will open will open [sic] its first-ever brick-and-mortar retail store in its 20-year life in University Village.
The store, called Amazon Books, looks a lot like bookstores that populate malls across the country. Its wood shelves are stocked with 5,000 to 6,000 titles, best-sellers as well as Amazon.com customer favorites.
We will of course go and investigate Amazon Books and report back soon. But in terms of quick takes: that's not a lot of titles for a bookstore to carry. Elliott Bay Book Company, for example, has 150,000 titles.