There’s an old saying that says all fiction can be reduced to two basic plots: “a stranger comes to town” and “a man or woman goes on a journey.” Both suggest travel and literature go hand-in-hand. Right? Here are some of the coolest book-themed hotels out there waiting to be discovered around the world…
Stay here for leafy palms views, stained glass windows, a beautiful music room and a “ladies parlour” (ladies parlours are the best parlours, fact) and of course this book-filled bedroom.
Cost per night: £99 ($120)
All that’s missing from this dreamy French castle is Emma Watson, Gaston and Mrs. Potts. Expect four-poster beds, fab gardens, and lots of historical architecture before crashing in one of the four sitting rooms with a good book.
Cost per night: £225 ($273)
Relive all your literary childhood fantasies in this stunning Georgian townhouse that’s been kitted out with HP-style bed sheets, stained-glass windows even a ‘Horcrux’ mug.
Cost per night: £309 ($375)
Book and Bed, a dreamy hotel in the Japanese city of Tokyo, has created a hotel that is almost too amazing to leave: a cheap, cheerful dorm where guests’ bunk beds are filled with thousands of books in Japanese and English. Sorted.
Cost per night: (£29) $35
Imagine Jane Austen‘s apartment in 2017 – well it would look something like this: wide windows, classical white-panelled walls, a cutesy fireplaces, a writing desk, and a wall of books. There’s a mini-bar too!
Cost per night: £104 ($126)
This wonderful little Art-Deco palace is located in the tiny village of Axbridge (England’s smallest village in case you’re interested). What’s even cooler is that it houses one of the most beautiful reading rooms we’ve ever cast our eyes on. Thoughts?
Cost per night: £389 ($472)
Every single corner of this bookvana is surrounded by books – oh, and there’s a teapot. What more could you ask for?
Cost per night: £389 ($472)
For die-hard bookaholics! This wonderful flat actually sits on top of a bookshop in Scotland‘s National Book Town. Live out all your book fantasies, have a wee dram of whisky and dream about books all night long.
Cost per night: £39 ($35)
Surrounded by the Blue Mountains, this charming little farmhouse and orchard is just a 25-minute drive from civilisation. Expect valley views and a cutesy garden to potter around in. Oh, and the place is so quiet so you’ll be able to read hundreds of books in silence and complete solitude.
Cost per night: £72 ($87)
Cost per night: £214 ($260)
The hotel’s collection of over 6,000 books is organised by the Dewey Decimal System and each of the 10 guestroom floors honours one of the 10 categories of the system. There are six rooms on each floor and each room is uniquely decorated with a collection of 25-100 books. Fabulous.
Cost per night: £210 ($255)