It’s like a highlight reel of all the popular sellers and new releases of the last six months, from fiction to non-fiction. There’s nothing obscure, only trendy, so it’s easy to sell. It’s a great time for me to update my TBR list.
When I gave it some further thought, it made sense. You’ll be stuck in a giant metal tube for a very long time and this is the one mode of transportation where fussing about on your phone is not an option, so people obviously want something reliable that can be enjoyed without technology and reading fits that bill.
Stephen Hawking also joked about selling books at airports. When asked why he wrote the physics non-fiction ‘The History of Time and Space’, he confessed:
I want my books sold on airport bookstalls.
So there you have it.