When I travel, I usually pack way too much reading material. However, that never stops me from buying a book (or two) from an airport bookshop or newstand. Now there’s a program for compulsive book buyers like me that allows a purchase to be returned for a 50% refund. It’s more like renting a book than buying. The Read and Return program is offered by airport booksellers operated by Paradies Lagardere, which has hundreds of restaurants, bars, and stores at more than 100 North American locations.
How it works: You purchase a book at the airport shop, you read it during your travels, and you return it within 6 months of purchase to any Paradies Lagardere store and you get a 50 percent refund. You must present the original receipt. The company then resells the book as “used” at 50 percent off the cover price. Excessively worn books are donated to libraries.