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Yellow bins, tall shelves, and an assortment of books line the floor of a mysterious, yet-to-be-opened store in an upscale Seattle shopping center. Is it possible that Amazon, the company with a reputation for killing off small booksellers, could be preparing to open a physical bookstore of its own?
Another week, another story about how Seattle is losing the battle for its “soul.” Today, the New York Times posted a lengthy piece on how the tech scene is changing Seattle, touching on all the critical points that we live with every day — rising housing costs, traffic woes and a loss of diversity.