April 3rd, 1995. Amazon sells its first book October 29, 2012 – Tags: , , ,

April 3rd, 1995. A day that will live on for a long, long time, for it marks the beginning of the end of bookselling and publishing as we know it.

It was on this day the first book was bought from Amazon by a customer.

The book was Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies by Douglas Hofstader

It was purchased by a John Wainwright who worked for a technology company in the Bay Area.

The purchase did not go unnoticed, for Amazon has named one of the buildings on their new Seattle campus, The Wainwright!

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