EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the gala opening of Hudson Group's first Hudson concept store on April 16, several Seattle-based bestselling authors will be on hand to sign their new books for customers. Adrianne Wood, S.C. Stephens, Jonathan Evison, William Dietrich, Mike Lawson, Elizabeth Boyle, Julia Quinn and Robin Hobb will take turns at the signing table outside the Hudson store in the Central Terminal. This store is located post-Security.
The new flagship store is the first Hudson store to open, the latest generation of the traditional Hudson News newsstand that has been part of the North American travel experience since 1987. Hudson moves beyond the traditional newsstand to offer modern travelers a wider selection of the products they want and need, including electronics and media related items; health and beauty aids; healthy meals, snacks and beverages; and as well as authentic local and regional merchandise from the Puget Sound region.
"Books continue to be a category much in demand for travelers across the country," notes Sara Hinckley, vice president of book buying and promotions for Hudson Booksellers. "With its vibrant literary culture, Seattle has always been a top bookselling location. We placed books prominently at the front of the new store and we'll maintain a diverse selection of titles as well as magazines and newspapers. The city is also home to some of our favorite authors working today. We're so thrilled to be able to host a few of them for our Grand Opening."All the titles featured in the following book signings will be offered at 20% on April 16: 8:45-9:45 – Adrianne Wood (Badlands Bride) & S.C. Stephens (Reckless). 10:30-11:30 – Jonathan Evison (The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.) 11:30-12:30 – William Dietrich ( Emerald Storm) & Mike Lawson (House Blood). 12:30-1:30 – Elizabeth Boyle (And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake) & Julia Quinn (The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After and A Night Like This). 1:30-2:30 – Robin Hobb (Blood of Dragons). Hudson Group has been a vital part of Sea-Tac's concessions program since 2004, when the airport opened its updated Concourse A. Along with local partners Randi Sibonga (MCSB, Inc.) and Ardie and Marques Warren (Warren News & Gifts), Hudson operates newsstands, bookstores, cafes, specialty and duty free shops in the airport. About Hudson Group: Hudson Group, the largest duty-paid travel retailer in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. The company operates some 700 newsstands, bookstores, cafes, specialty retail and duty free shops in 70 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada, and additional newsstands in 12 more countries around the world. Dufry operates over 1,200 stores in 43 countries and 155 airports and transportation terminals. Visit us at www.hudsongroup.com and www.dufry.com. SOURCE Hudson Group