20 States With Actual Amazon Stores

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Amazon has revolutionized the way we shop: Order an item with the click of a mouse, and it shows up at your doorstep.

But Amazon hasn’t forgotten those who prefer an old-school approach to shopping — or who wait until the last minute to buy gifts. In fact, the online retail giant has a growing number of brick-and-mortar locations in 11 states, plus the District of Columbia.

These stores come in several flavors including the following.

Note: Many stores are operating with reduced hours, so be sure to check a particular location’s webpage for its current hours.

1. Amazon 4-star

This type of store offers products that are rated four stars or above by customers, are top sellers or are new and trending. Products include devices, electronics, kitchen and home goods, toys, books and games.

You can find Amazon 4-star stores in:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Washington

2. Amazon Books

This store sells “customer-favorite books” that are rated four stars or above, or that are top sellers or new releases, Amazon says.

You can find Amazon Books in:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Washington

3. Amazon Go

These stores sell ready-to-eat meals and snacks that Amazon says are “made by our chefs, favorite local kitchens and bakeries, and national brands.”

Amazon Go stores are known for the grab-and-go shopping experience, though: There are no checkout lines because there is no checkout. Shoppers must use the free Amazon Go app and must have an Amazon account, but can simply walk out of the store with their food.

Amazon explains:

“Just Walk Out Technology automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart.”

You can find Amazon Go stores in:

  • California
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Washington

4. Amazon Go Grocery

These stores function much like Amazon Go stores, but they primarily sell groceries and also alcohol and meals to go. Currently, Amazon Go Grocery locations are all in Washington state.

5. Amazon Fresh

Amazon Fresh is also a grocery store, selling alcohol and prepared foods as well. Currently, all locations are in California and Illinois.

6. Amazon Pop Up

These locations offer a “themed selection of top brands” that is updated frequently, Amazon says.

Currently, you can find Amazon Pop Up locations in malls in:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Nevada
  • Texas
  • Washington

Ways to save at Amazon

Whether you shop online or in-store, there are ways to cut your costs when buying from Amazon.

For example, check out the apps and websites that we detail in “7 Free Tools for Saving More Money at Amazon.”

Buying in bulk isn’t just for warehouse clubs. It can also save you money on Amazon purchases. We recently highlighted some of the best of these deals in “7 Brilliant Bulk-Buy Deals on Amazon.”

Finally, signing up for Amazon Prime costs you money on the front end, but can save you a bundle throughout the duration of your membership.

You will also want a Prime membership if you plan to shop in an Amazon Books or Amazon 4-star store. While these stores welcome all customers, only Prime members pay Amazon.com prices on everything sold there. Non-members pay retail prices for most things sold there.

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