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Seattle-Tacoma Hudson Booksellers

Seattle-Tacoma Hudson BooksellersWe are fortunate, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, to offer 3 diverse Hudson Booksellers locations (A6, Central Terminal and C2) as well as 15 Hudson News locations and our specialty Kidsworks/Life is Good and Made in Washington stores. There is something for everyone, and we are proud to offer several local children's titles such as Wheedle on the Needle, Larry Gets Lost in Seattle and Good Night Seattle and an abundance of local authors, many of which are featured at .

Our Hudson Booksellers at A6 is a full-feature bookstore, including a large Kids Corner, Fiction, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Romance, Classics, Business, Biography, History, Religion, and Self-Improvement sections in addition to Hudson's Bestsellers and Promotional Titles. You will find many staff recommendations and unique displays of our Read of the Month.

Seattle-Tacoma Kids CornerThe Flagship Hudson location in the Central Terminal is a bustling store featuring many upscale products as well as a comprehensive book selection. This new concept store is bright, sleek and spacious, offering travel essentials, electronics, healthy food options and entertaining music to shop by.

Hudson Booksellers at C2 offers a great a selection of books in a compact location. This store is connected to a Hudson News, giving the customers the best of both worlds. The C Terminal is home to Alaska and Horizon Airlines, with many business travelers and short-hop commutes. This lends to a greater level of repeat customers who come to expect a varied selection, staff recommendations and personal service.

Seattle is definitely a "well-read" city and we aim to keep it that way! See it Here, Buy it Here, Keep Books in Airports!
-Sandra, Bookstore Manager at SEA-TAC



Our bookseller Mike got the chance to ask one of his favorite authors five questions. Of course he couldn't stop at just five...
To find out more about Chuck Palahniuk and to see a list of his books, click here.  

1. As the release of your new book, Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread  hits the store shelves, do you have a personal preference of writing short stories versus novels?

Chuck Palahniuk quoteShort stories rule. Each one can be a little experiment in voice and structure, and if the premise engages readers that's the assurance I need to expand the story into something longer. Each of my novels began life as a series of stories, like sketches or studies a painter might make to clarify her ideas before embarking on the full mural. As a child of short story television -- Night Gallery, Twilight Zone, The Night Stalker -- and the 1980's music video culture, I get bored by continuing narratives that spool along like soap operas.

2. Severed arms, candy, glow sticks, and balloons were all a part of your Beautiful You  book tour here in Albuquerque. Is there a memorable book tour experience you can share with us?

Chuck Palahniuk quoteThis spring I did my book show in a space arranged by a bookseller in Washington, D.C.. A historic synagogue. My first story contained, by coincidence, some dark jokes about male circumcision as genital mutilation, a detail that only struck me once I was standing in front of the Torah and blabbing away. Awkward. My second act was to read the now-classic story "Guts," famous for making people faint. Soon enough, I could hear sirens approaching, and red emergency lights were washing across the stained-glass windows. Five people had collapsed and needed medical attention. At another event, hosted by the Shake a Leg Foundation in Miami, I threw out hundreds of fake severed limbs without knowing that the foundation works to help people who lose limbs in boating accidents. It's never my intention to screw up hugely, but those are the events I'll always remember.



Our bookseller Mike got the chance to ask one of his favorite authors five questions. Of course he couldn't stop at just five...
To find out more about Christopher Moore and to see a list of his books, click here.  

1. My favorite Christopher Moore character is Pocket from the novel Fool. Of all your creations, which one happens to be your favorite?

An author’s characters are like his children: there’s always a soft-spot for your first, then there’s the one that you forgot you left chained out behind the garbage cans, but given that, I enjoy writing Pocket probably more than any character I’ve created. He’s so eloquently foul and clever that writing him is always a challenge, but finishing a scene with him is a joy.
Christopher Moore quote



Our bookseller Mike got the chance to ask one of his favorite authors five questions. Of course he couldn't stop at just five...
To find out more about Dan Simmons and to see a list of his books, click here.  

1. Being one of the few novelists whose work spans the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Suspense, and Historical Fiction, is there a favorite among them that you enjoy writing?

As a constant reader, I find myself having cravings for different kinds of books to read at specific times. For instance, I may have an absolute need to read or re-read something important and beautifully written, which sends me to my personal library and such favorites as Proust's In Search of Lost Time or Saul Bellow's Humboldt's Gift or Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, Joyce's Ulysses, or John Fowles's Daniel Martin or a Nabokov novel (probably one less widely known than Lolita) or one of the major Tolstoy novels. At these times I also tend to graze on high-quality short stories from the likes of John Updike, James Joyce, John Cheever, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
Dan Simmons quoteAt other times, especially if I'm battling illness for any length of time, I may be reading the serious stuff part of the time but shift my primary focus to digging out something wonderful such as Richard Stark's (aka Donald Westlake) Parker-the-thief novels. I've also re-read O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series --one incredible history-based novel of friendship across 20 volumes -- six or seven times.
I mention these books specifically because, for me at least, the desire to write a new novel includes the same hunger for diversity that leads serious readers to such a wide variety of novels. I also made a decision, right when I started publishing my fiction in 1982 (and novels in 1985), to write whatever kind of book my curiosity and sense of personal challenge led me to. Only that, I knew, would make a year or more of that constant research and work on one thing worthwhile to me.
The real miracle, in my eyes, after I leave certain genres behind and search for these new and more difficult challenges, is how willing many of my readers have been to follow me into new genres and forms of fiction. Authors appreciate an intelligent reader's loyalty perhaps more than anything else. Plus, it's always a pleasant surprise when I find a critical-mass of new readers who'll take the risk or reading me for the first time (hardcovers are expensive) in-genre, out-of-genre, and in whatever new self-invented "genres" where I find myself writing.

Staff Picks

In her two previous (and absolutely riveting) books, The Devil’s Teeth, and The Wave, Susan Casey managed to both debunk and mythologize some of the most terrifying phenomena in the ocean – Great White sharks, and giant waves. In Voices in the Ocean, Casey turns to the seas for inspiration again, but the monster she profiles is the most devastating of all: man. Our violent and senseless exploitation of the ocean and its creatures happens mostly out of sight, thus out of mind. Perhaps if we can see the heartbreaking consequences of our actions through the prism of the sea’s most charismatic residents, the dolphins, we will forge alternate paths. Casey’s is one more powerful voice for the ocean, and I fervently hope people are listening. -Sara, Atlanta
Mezrich'd= To take a complicated potentially boring subject and remove all the boring parts, add a narrative, and dig up all the soap opera'ish details.
The rise of Vladimir Putin is Mezrich'd in the best way possible in Once Upon a Time in Russia. This book has more political machinations and less gambling then most of Ben's previous books but it is still a non stop roller-coaster of a read. Learn about the Oligarchs who put Russia's leader in power. Their lives of excess and ego are on full display and their magnificent fall from the top too. But is this retribution at the expense of world peace? Only time will tell. -Justin, Atlanta
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