Japanese hostels let bookworms sleep in hidden bookshelves

Book bed 3Book and Bed Tokyo/FacebookSweet dreams, bookworms.


• Book and Bed hostels in Japan allow guests to sleep in hidden bookshelves for $40 a night.
• There are about 5,000 books (mostly Japanese but with some  English titles) that guests can read late into the night.

• There’s one outpost in Tokyo, and another in Kyoto.

What bookworm hasn’t dreamt of spending a night in a library or bookstore? 

In Book and Bed hostels in Japan, guests can spend the night in bunks built into wooden bookshelves, whiling away time by reading piles of books late into the night.

Book and Bed has two bookstore-themed hostels in Japan.

One branch is in Tokyo, the other in Kyoto.

Instead of bedrooms, guests sleep in cubbies nestled in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.

They're called 'accommodation bookshops.'

While the books aren't for sale, they aren't just for show, either.

Guests can peruse the shelves and find a comfy spot to read any of the 5,000 books. The selection is mostly in Japanese, though there's some reading material in English.

Of course, each bunk comes with a reading light.

The Kyoto branch also includes a selection of local beer.

Rooms start at about $40 per night.

Sweet dreams, bookworms.

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