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Target to sell Amazon Kindle nationwide

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(Read caption) An attendee at Amazon.com's annual shareholders meeting in Seattle on May 25 holds a Kindle book-reading device. The produce will be sold at Target stores nationwide starting on June 6.

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This weekend, Kindle is coming to a Target store near you.

The retail giant, known for its ‘discount chic’ merchandise, announced on Wednesday that it would start selling the popular digital e-book reader at outlets across the country on Sunday, June 6.

Target has been offering the product at its flagship store in Minneapolis and throughout Florida since April 25.

“Our guests' response to Kindle has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Mark Schindele, Target’s senior vice president, in a statement.

Target will be the first retailer to make Kindle available for purchase in stores – right now you can only buy it online. The e-reader is the bestselling product on Amazon.com, which developed the device in 2007.

Kindle will sell for $259 at Target stores, the same price as on Amazon.com.

The device wirelessly downloads books, magazines, newspapers, and personal documents to a display meant to resemble real paper. Currently, about 550,000 titles are available for the reading device on Amazon's Kindle Store.


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