For many travelers, summer is a great time to polish off a few page-turners or finally finish that classic novel that’s been gathering dust on the nightstand. For literature lovers who rarely have time to curl up with a good book, hotels around the world are offering a variety of literary-themed experiences and amenities that are sure to excite the mind and expand the imagination.
Featuring expertly-stocked libraries, literary-inspired cocktails and exclusive, handwritten poetry amenities, these hotels are the perfect getaway for book lovers across the globe.
Rosewood London (pictured): For guests looking to enjoy a nice cocktail while they indulge in their favorite novel, Rosewood London’s Scarfes Bar offers the perfect respite. Named after the famous cartoonist, Gerald Scarfe, this stunning bar features some of his most loved pieces alongside a selection of hand-curated books from Portobello Road. Guests are encouraged to indulge with the bar’s new Gerald Scarfe-themed menu which features cleverly named cocktails created in the likeness of his most famous works including Harry Potter and Macbeth.
The Nomad Hotel (New York, NY): Located in the chic Nomad Hotel is a fully curated, two-level library connected by an original spiral staircase imported from the South of France. This stunning oasis is home to an eclectic literary collection featuring extensive volumes on such wide-ranging topics such as The History of New York, Music and Cocktails and Spirits. While they unwind, guests are encouraged to relax lounge on custom-made furnishings while enjoying light fare and finger foods which are served alongside coffee, tea, wine, and cocktails.
Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz, NY): Located in the stunning Shawangunk Mountains, this Victorian castle resort is a favorite among literature buffs, including Stephen King, who has written many of his novels while on property. With a multitude of roaring fireplaces, cozy wrap around porches and a fully stocked library equipped with local favorites, the resort is the perfect place to unwind with a good book. Additionally, for the past 10 years, the property has been offering pillow poems at turndown written by Frieda Feldman, distant relative of the property’s founders and official Poet Laureate of Key Largo.
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi (Santa Fe, NM): Flooded with natural sunlight and the warmth of a roaring kiva fireplace, the Library at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is a quiet, intimate space with walls lined with hundreds of books that range from classics, to modern favorites to books about New Mexico’s rich history and ancient culture. Additionally, the Library just added a new collection of books from Radius Books, a Santa Fe-based non-profit publishing house that produces stunning books celebrating the arts and cultures.