airport bookshops

More way to celebrate books at airports

More airport book options

We celebrated National Book Lovers Day over the weekend with mention of some airport book stores we love and will miss.

We’re not done celebrating the creative ways airports help travelers find books.

In Houston, there are Little Libraries, the kind you may see around your neighborhood, filled with free books at both William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

At IAH, you’ll find Little Libraries in Terminal A, near Gate A3 and in Terminal D, near Gate D9. In HOU, find the Little Libraries near Gates 44, 4 and 23.

You’ll also find a fun Little Library-style book swap at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

PHL’s book exchange box and the seating area in Terminal A are made of reclaimed wooden pallets. The books are “take one, leave one” and come from passengers and from airlines that donate books left onboard airplanes.

Do you have a favorite airport bookstore or book exchange? Share you tips in the comments section below.

Great idea: book carts at airports

Here’s a great idea:

Canada’s Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF), in Breslau, Ontario has a self-service book cart stocked with donated used books and magazines.

A WestJet Airlines employee came up with the idea; the airport bought the cart; and the proceeds from sales – more than $3,300 so far – is donated to local charities.

Seems simple, straightforward and a win for everyone.  Wouldn’t it be great if all airports set up something like this?