If you’ve ever purchased a paperback novel at the airport—or for that matter, a hardcover book, or even a magazine or a candy bar or a cheap tourist trinket—there’s a decent chance you picked it up at a branch of Hudson Booksellers, which refers to itself as “The Travelers’ Best Friend,” and “aiports’ #1 bookseller.”
According to the Hudson Group’s Wikipedia entry, the company “operates retail outlets at 59 airports in the U.S. and Canada.” And yet prior to March 18 of this year, the bookseller somehow never had its own retail presence on the Internet. With the recent introduction of www.HudsonBooksellers.com, that has since changed.
According to a release, the website was “developed through the American Booksellers Association’s IndieCommerce platform.” Kobo e-books are offered on the site along with print books.
As part of a temporary promotion, visitors to the site can receive 40 percent of their first online order (sorry, print books only), as well as free shipping for purchases over $75. In order to take advantage of either of those two promotions, you’ll need to register for an account on the Hudson site, and enter the coupon code JUSTLANDED during the check-out process.