Amazon Books rumored to be coming to Southport's former Mystic Celt's space

Mystic Celt has been closed since the New Year, and's brick and mortar bookstore is rumored to be coming to 3443 N. Southport Avenue. Amazon currently has a store in Seattle, and is opening other outlets soon in San Diego, California and Portland, Oregon. Rumors are swirling on New York's Hudson Yards as well.

Amazon plans on opening hundreds of bookstores in the coming years.

A description of what Amazon Books is from's website:
Amazon Books in University Village, Seattle, is a physical extension of We’ve applied 20 years of online bookselling experience to build a store that integrates the benefits of offline and online book shopping. The books in our store are selected based on customer ratings, pre-orders, sales, popularity on Goodreads, and our curators’ assessments. These are fantastic books! Most have been rated 4 stars or above, and many are award winners. 
To give you more information as you browse, our books are face-out, and under each one is a review card with the customer rating and a review. You can read the opinions and assessments of’s book-loving customers to help you find great books. 
Prices at Amazon Books are the same as prices offered by, so you’ll never need to compare our online and in-store prices. Nevertheless, our mobile app is a great way to read additional customer reviews, get more detailed information about a product, or even to buy products online. 
Amazon Books is a store without walls – there are thousands of books available in store and millions more available at Walk out of the store with a book; lighten your load and buy it online (Prime customers, of course, won’t pay for shipping); buy an eBook for your Kindle; or add a product to your Amazon Wish List, so someone else can buy it. 
At Amazon Books, you can also test drive Amazon’s devices. Products across our Kindle, Echo, Fire TV, and Fire Tablet series are available for you to explore, and Amazon device experts will be on hand to answer questions and to show the products in action."
Some photos of Amazon Books Seattle store:

What do you think if they come to Southport?


  1. OMG LOVE IT!!! Southport totally needs a bookstore and this is like dream comes true!

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