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4 International Literary Hotels That Every Book Lover Will Adore!

Written by Tasmiah Rashid

This blog post was updated on April 30, 2020.

Love books and travel? Why not combine the two and use some cheap international flights for your trip with a stay in a hotel inspired by literature! Hotels around the world have made books a centerpiece of their themes and décor in countless ways, so now you can find lodging with a bookish flare! These four literary hotels around the world are sure to satisfy that book lover in you.

Radisson Sonya Hotel, St. Petersburg, Russia


Inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s renowned novel Crime and Punishment, the Radisson Sonya Hotel in beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia is sure to tug at any bibliophile’s soul. Walk through corridors designed to resemble the spines of old books and head to a guest room complete with colorful artwork, Bohemian flair, and literary motifs. If you’re looking for luxury with a literary twist, check out the two suites within the hotel that are named Rebirth and Ego. The carpets in these suites have quotes from the initial passages of the novel in both English and Russian.
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The Library Hotel, New York, USA


Inspired by its proximity the New York Public Library, the Library Hotel is every bibliophile’s dream. Immerse yourself in this literary hideaway as you soak in the incredible décor or the well-stocked library (of over 6,000 books). Each guest room is uniquely furnished with a collection of 25-100 books inside. Oh, and just in case you were looking for a late night snack to go along with your late night book cravings, the library is open 24 hours a day and offers a selection of wine, cheese, and meats to munch on as you read?

Bed and Book, Tokyo, Japan


Looking for a more quirky and unique lodging experience? Then Tokyo’s Book and Bed is the place for you. This unique bookstore/hotel offers its guests the unique opportunity to go book shopping and then curling up in a cozy nook with your new reads, all under the same roof! That’s right, after the bookstore closes for the night, guests can tuck into 30 stacked cubbies located behind the bookshelves to read or sleep. Shared bathrooms, communal reading and socializing couches mean that you can escape into a book without feeling alone. And at 3,500 yen (approx. $35) per night, it’s hard to beat the price.

You may also like reading: 7 Places Book-Lovers Should Visit in San Francisco

Apostrophe Hotel, Paris, France


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Paris has long been a haven for literary types, and the Apostrophe Hotel pays homage to this long-standing tradition. The hotel itself is a poem, created it with the idea of telling their clientele a story with each room and decoration. The literary experience here begins with carefully chosen literary themes depicted through their decor that uses words and text, along with bright visual images, to create the poetic effect and give the guest the feeling as if the hotel is a book itself. This is by no means a minimalist hotel and is as enchanting as it is poetic; it will surely inspire you to start looking for cheap international flights to the City of Lights to begin a new chapter in your travels!

Do you have any other bibliophile-friendly hotels to add to this list? Let us know in the comments section!

About the author

Tasmiah Rashid

In a past life, Tasmiah was either a Bollywood actress, renowned ethnographer or master chef; no questions asked. In this one, she is a shower-singing, croissant enthusiast, who also writes content for Fareportal, in that order.

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