A customer looks at a book at Amazon Books, the first brick-and-mortar retail store for the online retail giant, on Nov. 3 in Seattle. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Is Amazon Planning Hundreds Of Bookstores? Analysts Doubt It

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Franklin Foer recently wrote a cover story for The New Republic titled, "Amazon Must Be Stopped." He argued against Amazon at the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate — and won. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

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Alain Mabanckou, a French novelist born in the Republic of Congo, wrote a letter to support Cameroonian poet Dieudonne Enoh Meyomesse. Etienne de Malglaive/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Amazon Echo is Bluetooth-enabled and can play music from Amazon Prime Music or other music services. And it's ready to listen to your questions and commands. Amazon.com/AP hide caption

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Employees pack copies of the new book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for shipment in July 2007 at an Amazon fulfillment center in Fernley, Nev. Workers at the center filed a suit in 2013, seeking compensation for time spent in a mandatory security line after their shifts. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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