from Shelf Awareness February 23, 2018
Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Wash., plans to open a bookstore at Sea-Tac Airport in 2019 in association with the Hudson Group. Located on the C Concourse, the store will feature “our staff recommendations, bestsellers and our beloved Northwest authors and titles as well as the latest releases you can grab when making your next connection,” said Elliott Bay general manager Tracy Taylor.
The Hudson Group has similar joint airport relationships with other independent bookstores, including Parnassus Books, Nashville, Tenn.; Vroman’s, Pasadena, Calif.; Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, Colo.; and Bookworks of Albuquerque, N.Mex. Hudson and Hudson Booksellers have locations in more than 80 airports and other transportation centers across the country and offer a wide selection of books.
The Port of Seattle, which operates Sea-Tac Airport, has been putting an emphasis on adding local and women- and minority-owned businesses, particularly food retailers. “From kiosks to in-line stores, we are excited to offer customers more choices for dining and retail at Sea-Tac Airport, to build a platform for local chefs and shop owners who celebrate the Pacific Northwest, and to recognize equity and sustainability practices that passengers can feel good about supporting,” Port of Seattle Commission President Courtney Gregoire told South Sound magazine.