Shutterstock Plans to Build World’s Largest Brick-and-Mortar Library

Leading online retailers like Amazon, Bonobos, Casper, and Warby Parker have recognized the need for physical stores and have embraced immersive real-life experiences to complement their web and mobile presence. Today, Shutterstock joins their ranks with the launch of its first brick-and-mortar stock library.

Shutterstock plans to build the world’s largest physical library, which will feature a modern design and enough space to house over 250 million volumes of water-marked imagery, over 14 million film reels, and miles of shelves stacked with thousands of cassette tapes, holding over 6,476.4 hours of music. All of the content will include the renowned Shutterstock visual and audio watermarks.

Librarians will be replaced by first-of-their-kind, AI-powered robots, who will quickly search the extensive card catalog to help direct patrons to the image, video, or music track of their choice. With the help of the robots, the building will be open seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

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