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Amazon's New York bookstore is picture-perfect

The mega retailer officially opens its first physical bookstore in the Big Apple at Columbus Circle. Take a look inside.

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Amazon has been previewing the arrival of its new bookstore for several weeks. On May 24, it officially opened its doors at the Shops at Columbus Circle at the Time Warner Center, near the southwest corner of Central Park.

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The bookstore is on the third floor.

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Here's the real entrance to the store.

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The e-commerce company this week will open its first Manhattan bookstore. A second location is coming to 34th Street later this year.

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Top-rated books online have their own table.

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The store features 3,000 books and is 4,000 square feet in size.

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The store is divided into several mini sections.

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Here's the central payment station.

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The view from the back window, looking over the park.

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Several employees were helping walk-ins and members of the press during the preview event.

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The Alexa/Echo demo station.

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The store has a little bit of everything, not just books.

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Naturally, Amazon Fire tablets were on display. That's CNET's intrepid videographer Ariel Nunez in action.

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The Echo Dot paired with Bose's new Revolve+ Bluetooth speaker.

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The Kindle line on display.

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There are even some kitchen items.

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One corner of the store is devoted to electronics.

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Recommendations, Amazon's popular online feature, in the physical world.

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The sign speaks for itself.

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These books are popular with New York readers, based on Amazon's online data (yes, it knows exactly what you're reading).

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Echo speakers.

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Get lost in the stacks.

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Phone cases. Just what everybody needs.

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Those phone cases are near the checkout counter.

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CNET reporter Ben Fox Rubin asking the tough questions -- you can read his story here.

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