Amazon recently opened its first bookstore in the District, using online sales, customer ratings, preorder numbers, and Kindle read rates to predict what Georgetown shoppers want to see on the shelves. To see how the algorithm stacks up to local favorite Politics and Prose, we picked six Washington titles and went to see what was in stock.
This article appeared in the May 2018 issue of Washingtonian.
McKenzie is a spring 2018 editorial fellow. She graduated in May 2017 from Kent State University with a major in journalism and minor in fashion media. She was most recently a copy editor at the New York Times Student Journalism Institute. Georgetown is her favorite place in DC, and she loves food, style, Netflix, and her Kindle.