I don't know about you, but I never count on being able to find any books I want to read at airport bookstores.
You should totally try to get a picture with the ship captain holding your sock. It would have been really funny on my trip because the captain was this tall straight-laced Norwegian guy. I totally agree with you about the book and knitting selections being the most important decisions.
Holiday reading and knitting is a very important decision. We knew we were going to visit Barnes and Noble as soon as possible when we arrived in the US so we only brought one or two books each. :)
That sounds like a perfect assortment. I must be spoiled by airport bookstores (SF & Portland). They usually have a pretty good selection. So do...well, bars. On shorelines.