What Dallas-Based Half Price Books Has to Say About Amazon Opening Bookstores
What does Half Price Books, No. 3 U.S. bookstore chain, think about Amazon.com opening bookstores?
Amazon is probably finding out with the one store it opened in Seattle last year that “it’s not as easy and running a warehouse,” said Half Price Books executive vice president Kathy Doyle Thomas.
But more importantly, she said, Half Price Books feels a bit vindicated. The Dallas-based chain of 126 stores in 16 states with sales of $260 million last year, is the third largest bookstore retailer in the U.S. behind Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.