Aside from the bookstore, Kessel's team is also planning to open physical stores that sell things other than books, although it's unclear what they will be. Another idea it's testing is a store without a payments gateway, allowing the customer to pay with a smartphone app instead.
Amazon is planning to open a new bookstore in Southern California, based on the job listings spotted by Re/code. One of the jobs says it'll be in La Jolla or San Diego, the report said.
The news comes on the heels of a report that said Amazon could soon open 300 to 400 additional bookstores. Although the mall CEO who made those statements backpedaled Wednesday, saying his comments were "not intended to represent Amazon's plan," it's seems clear that Amazon is getting serious about the retail space.