Amazon is expanding its presence in the luxury shopping scene

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The next logical step for growth after dominating online commerce would seem to be making the jump to physical retail stores. With its second in-person bookstore store set to open Summer 2016, Amazon is doing just that.

Amazon spokesperson Sarah Gelman confirmed the rumors of the new opening by stating:

"We are excited to be bringing Amazon Books to the University Towne Center Mall in San Diego and we are currently hiring store managers and associates."

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The mall (a typical sunny California outdoor shopping center) is known to be upscale and luxurious, much like the University Village location of the store in Seattle, the only other brick and mortar Amazon store currently in business, which opened last November.

It's clear that Amazon is making a statement to both consumers and businesses alike regarding the presence it plans to make in the world of physical retail.

The store will be a bookstore, selling hard copies of popular picks and best sellers in company with selected Amazon tablets and e-readers. Amazon has recently shut down rumors that there's a plan in the works to open hundreds of bookstores nationwide.

Perhaps it will depend on the success of this store in part with its Seattle sister location.

No other pressing details have been reported, the spokesperson urging consumers to "Stay tuned for additional details down the road."

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Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet computers in a variety of colors are displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire 7" tablet computer is displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition set, which contains the Fire TV device and Game Controller, is displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire 7" tablet computer six-pack, in which you pay for five tablets and the sixth is free, is displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet computers in a variety of colors are displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet computer is demonstrated for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the companys stock tumbling. Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet computers in a variety of colors are displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Amazon Kids Fire Edition tablet computers are displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet computer is displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet computer is displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet computer is displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet computer is displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Amazon's new Fire TV unit and Alexa enabled remote control are displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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