January 23, 2022

How Airport Bookstores are Reacting to a Changing Industry

From The Deseret News, National Edition:

Airport bookstores may be on the front lines of the transition to eBooks. Cheaper prices and new methods of reading are causing concerns among booksellers, experts say.

But the future isn’t all bleak, said Sara Hinckley, spokesperson for the Hudson Group, which owns several airport bookstores throughout the country.


A 2012 study by digEcor, a digital entertainment solutions company, said reading is the number one activity for flyers on flights from one to eight hours.


I think the bookstores that are going to survive have a personality to it, invite people to come in,” Briles said. “Those are going to survive because they have a captive audience.”

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.