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Expanded Gift Store Helps Shoppers Find the Perfect Gifts for All Occasions

SEATTLE, May 26, 1999--/PRNewswire/--After pleasing moms around the world, (NASDAQ: AMZN), the leading online retailer, continues to expand its Gift Store to provide creative new gift ideas with a unique selection for dads and grads.

With one-stop gift shopping, the Gift Store ( brings together the best of the best for all occasions. Besides's vast selection of book, video, and music-CD titles, the Gift Store now offers great ideas for dads and grads.

Open today, the Dads and Grads Store carries a limited selection of very special gift items that are expected to sell quickly. These items include an autographed Babe Ruth baseball, an autographed Mark McGwire baseball bat, and a pair of boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali. Leatherman tools, binoculars, the Palm V, and other outdoor gadgets and business accessories will also be hits this season with both dads and grads. Additional gift ideas from,, (OTC: BB: WINE), and are also available at the Gift Store, providing a wide variety of enchanting gifts for all types of Father's Day and graduation celebrations.

"The Gift Store is the perfect one-stop shopping solution for all gift-giving occasions," said David Risher,'s senior vice president, product development. "We'll help you find a highly unique and individualized gift that will make it look like you went to all kinds of trouble to find. I wouldn't be at all disappointed to receive a signed Joe DiMaggio Yankees baseball jacket, carefully presented in choice wrapping paper, complete with a personalized note-it's a home run in my book."

The Gift Store has doubled in size since its launch in November 1998 and remains focused on helping shoppers find, discover, and buy specially selected gifts for any occasion. Shop by a specific product, interest, age, or occasion, or use the Custom GiftMatcher to find the ideal gift for the person who has it all. Everyday gift ideas are added daily at the Gift Store and include everything from a list of most-wanted gifts to small treasures to videos and puzzles. will gift-wrap purchases and send them directly to recipients. also offers e-mail and traditional paper gift certificates.

About, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Earth's Biggest Selection on the Internet, opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995. Today, the store has expanded to offer online auctions, free electronic greeting cards, and more than 4.7 million book, music-CD, video, DVD, computer-game, and other titles, plus secure credit-card payment, personalized recommendations, and streamlined ordering through 1-ClickSM technology. operates two international Web sites: in the United Kingdom and in Germany. also operates PlanetAll (, a Web-based address book, calendar, and reminder service. It also operates the Internet Movie Database (, the Web's comprehensive and authoritative source of information on more than 150,000 movies and entertainment programs and 500,000 cast and crew members dating from the birth of film in 1892 to the present.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others,'s limited operating history, anticipated losses, unpredictability of future revenues, potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results, seasonality, consumer trends, competition, risks of system interruption, management of potential growth, risks related to auction services, and risks of new business areas, international expansion, business combinations, and strategic alliances. More information about factors that potentially could affect's financial results is included in's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1998 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 1999., Earth's Biggest Selection, Auctions,,, Internet Movie Database, PlanetAll, and 1-Click are either registered trademarks or trademarks of, Inc., or its affiliates. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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