This is a novel concept that could only be conceived by the Japanese. A bed and book hostel. This captures the very essence of snuggling comfort- falling asleep while reading a good book!
The Book and Bed Hostel is a bookshop that’s also a hostel and allows bibliophiles to hire out a nest-like bunk bed behind a book shelf, where they can devour their literary treasure and fall into the most satisfying of sleeps – the post-reading sleep.
You can hire out a standard sized bed for 4500 yen or around NZD $55 or a smaller nook with a mattress for slightly less than this. Although the sleep is essentially not meant to go all night.
A luxurious literary snooze, but not a sleep
Each night they will welcome guests from 4 pm onwards and then check out is at 11.00 pm. This is a luxurious snooze in the warm embrace of a good book, but it’s not designed for long haul overnight sleeping.
A diverse library of English language and Japanese books
There are around 1,700 books that cover a broad range of genres selected by the popular book store SPBS.
This entirely new concept of snuggling and falling asleep in cosy nooks enveloped in books, is yet another novel and completely outlandish idea that the Japanese do so well.
Book and Bed is slated to open on the 5th of November, 2015 and is well deserving of some global attention and I predict copy-cats all over the world. Move over cat cafes everywhere and welcome to the latest global trend – book and bed hostels.
Check out Book and Bed. I think it’s straw that’s broken the camel’s back – I need to go to Japan now, there’s no other way around it!