03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Amazon Stores In London? Online Retailer Opening Shops In UK

After helping to kill off brick-and-mortar bookstores, Amazon is now bringing them back -- under its own name. The online retailer is reportedly planning to open stores in the UK where customers can pick up purchases they make on the website, rather than wait at home for deliveries. According to the Times of London:

One source familiar with Amazon's proposals said: "When Amazon was just selling books and CDs that fitted easily through the letterbox it was fine to be a web-only business, but now it has branched out into everything from children's bikes to electricals it believes it could boost sales by having stores that offer a collection point for shoppers.