The First Book Ever Ordered on Amazon … & the Guy Who Ordered It

October 28, 2012

This is just awesome. Ever wonder what was the first book ever bought on Amazon? And who was the first person to place an order on Amazon?

Well, turns out that there’s a question on Quora asking those exact questions, and the guy who placed the first order was told about it … then answered!

His name is John Wainwright and he ordered Fluid Concepts And Creative Analogies: Computer Models Of The Fundamental Mechanisms Of Thought by Douglas Hofstadter on April 3, 1995. Check out his full story, along with a photo of the book and the original receipt from Amazon.

Read Quote of John Wainwright’s answer to Amazon Company History: What was the first book ever ordered by a customer on Amazon? on Quora

That’s internet history right there. Seriously, seriously cool.

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