• Bedside book has new meaning at hotel where you sleep on bookshelves

    This library themed hotel is a book lovers paradise. A library that won’t kick its readers away after closing time. Designed by Makoto Tanijiri and Ai Yoshida of Suppose Design Office, it promises to be a cosy place to curl up with a good book and fall asleep. It opened doors to guests last November in Tokyo.

    The Book and Bed has over 1700 books in Japanese and English. Beds are tucked into between woody bookshelves complete with nostalgia of wooden beds, aroma of paper and mildly yellowed book-binds. The hotel hopes to get over 3000 books and pursue the philosophy of letting its guests sleep by the books. No fancy amenities at this hotel but it makes for a great connect between bookworms and their muse.

    Woman Reading A Book

    Woman Reading A Book

    “Book And Bed is “an accommodation bookshop” The perfect setting for a good nights sleep is something you will not find here.There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets. What we do offer is an experience while reading a book (or comic book). An experience shared by everyone at least once : the blissful “instant of falling asleep”. It is already 2 am but you think just a little more… with heavy drooping eye lids you continue reading only to realize you have fallen asleep.

    Located in a high-rise in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro neighborhood, the hotel can host 12 guests amongst its bookshelves in compartments ranging from 2000 rupees to 4000 depending on the size. 

    Some people love books, while other get put to sleep by them?


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