Hudson Group, which operates Hudson, Hudson News and Hudson Booksellers stores in airports, commuter terminals, hotels and elsewhere, is opening a bookstore in the new Terminal B in LaGuardia Airport in New York City with McNally Jackson, which has bookstores and book-related gift stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Calling McNally Jackson "New York City's iconic independent bookseller," Hudson Group said the move "will bring the epicenter of New York literary culture to Queens."
Hudson Group has similar joint airport relationships with other independent bookstores, including Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Wash.; Parnassus Books, Nashville, Tenn.; Vroman's, Pasadena, Calif.; Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, Colo.; and Bookworks of Albuquerque, N.Mex.
Terminal B is replacing the Central Terminal Building and opening in stages beginning this fall. Its construction is part of an $8 billion overhaul of LaGuardia. The new terminal will include 35 gates and more than 25 food and retail businesses, including FAO Schwarz (also in association with Hudson) and Shake Shack, as well as a general Hudson shop, the LaGuardia Dufry Duty Free and MAC.
Hudson Group president Joseph DiDomizio noted that the company "opened our first Hudson News at LaGuardia Airport in 1987. We are proud of our 'Big Apple' roots and we are thrilled to grow our longstanding partnership with such an amazing partner."