Lawrence stood at the front of Amazon’s first New York City bookstore, momentarily startled by the applause.
He was the first shopper at Amazon’s newest “Amazon Books” physical retail location – and he wasn’t even shopping for books. Lawrence, who didn’t offer his last name, had basically wandered into the still unopened location during a press preview and instead of throwing him out, Amazon welcomed him as customer #1 with a round of applause.
Lawrence later told me he “really just wanted to check out the space.”
His interest is warranted.
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