The Literary Man Hotel in Portugal Is Home to 45,000 Books

The Literary Man Hotel
The Literary Man Hotel / The Literary Man Hotel

Guests planning a trip to the Literary Man Hotel in Obidos, Portugal can leave their books at home. With over 45,000 publications lining the walls, there’s more than enough reading material to keep them occupied for the duration of their stay.

According to Travel and Leisure, the hotel opened in the historic village last October. Their extensive collection includes a variety of books, from textbooks to poetry compilations. Most of the tomes they have on site are for sale, with some rare titles priced at over $550.

After spending the day curled up with a good read, guests can retire to the hotel’s gin bar, which offers literature-inspired drinks like the F. Scott Fitzgerald (a gin rickey), the Catcher in the Rye (an Old Fashioned), and the Moby Dick (a Salty Dog). The hotel’s restaurant features leather chairs and a fireplace, making it a cozy spot for reading as well as eating and drinking.

Bookstore-themed hotels are turning into a travel fad—the Book and Bed hostel, with its cushioned reading nooks and book-themed decor, opened in Tokyo last year. The Literary Man aims to have at least 100,000 books on the premises by the end of the year, making it a must-visit destination for globetrotting bookworms.

The Literary Man Hotel

[h/t Travel + Leisure]