Explore

Travel Hack: Return Books Bought In Airport Bookstores After Reading Them

By Danielle Dorsey

Share

Reading is a favorite past-time when you’re waiting on a flight or in the air, but books can be heavy and add unnecessary weight to your luggage. Next time you fly, take advantage of a little-known program offered by Paradies Lagardère, the company that operates 850 stores and 170 restaurants in more than 100 airports.

The Read and Return program gives customers a 50 percent refund when they return a book within six months of purchase with their original receipt. That means that you could purchase a book at the airport, read it during your layover or flight, and then return it to a Paradies Lagardère location when you get to your destination, successfully avoiding extra weight in your suitcase.

The store will then resell your return as “used” with 50 percent off the original price, giving customers another option for finding cheap airport reads.

A company spokesperson told LifeHacker that books returned in “worn condition” will still receive the 50 percent discount and be donated to local libraries “as part of the company’s commitment to encourage literacy in the community.” 

Share
Travel Noire

Danielle Dorsey

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

After 36 Years, SuperShuttle Will Be Taking Its Final Ride On Dec. 31

After 36 Years, SuperShuttle Will Be Taking Its Final Ride On Dec. 31

SuperShuttle, the company responsible for the infamous blue-and-yellow vans that transport passengers to and from the airport, is going out of business. The company along with its sister sedan service ExecuCar notified airports in early December that companies would cease operations at the end of the year, as reported in USA Today. According to their […]

Parker Diakite

LAX’s Rideshare & Taxi Pickup Area Will No Longer Be Curbside

LAX’s Rideshare & Taxi Pickup Area Will No Longer Be Curbside

In a move that is sure to upset travelers flying into Los Angeles International Airport, LAX has just announced that they intend to relocate rideshare and taxi’s once-convenient curbside pickup area. Instead, effective October 29th at 3 am, travelers arriving at LAX will have to take a shuttle bus to a designated lot to catch […]

Stephanie Ogbogu

Here Are 15 Very Random Items You Cannot Take On A Plane

Here Are 15 Very Random Items You Cannot Take On A Plane

When packing for a trip, whether domestic or international, we know the basics of what is and isn’t allowed through security. We make sure to pack our liquid and gel products in containers less than 3.4 ounces and anything bigger goes straight into our checked luggage. There are, however, items prohibited on the aircraft by […]

Kelsey Marie