Kindle to be sold in airports

From the press release:

Starting June 28, travelers will find the Amazon Kindle for sale in HMSHost branded stores-Simply Books and Authors Bookstores at airports across the country. HMSHost, a world leader in travel shopping and dining, announced today its agreement with Amazon to be the first and only travel retailer of the best selling electronic innovation that is changing the way people buy and read books.

It's actually not all that many airports:

  • Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson
  • John Wayne (Orange County)
  • Charlotte Douglas International
  • Salt Lake City
  • Dallas Ft. Worth
  • San Diego International
  • George Bush Houston Intercontinental
  • Mineta San Jose International
  • Miami International
  • Tampa International
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul

The Sony Reader is available in quite a few more airports than that. But it's in a high tech vending machine, though, not a store (at least in the US). Igorsk said that he had seen the Sony Reader in the Amsterdam airport at a  Capi store.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Kindle to be sold in airports

  1. I saw Sony Readers in Schiphol airport (Amsterdam), at the Capi shop. They have a couple of branches in other European airports: http://www.capi.com/

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