Lavish Hotel in Portugal Also Doubles As A Library With 50,000 Books

By Mandy Froelich / Truth Theory

If you have a tough time deciding which books to pack when you go on vacation, we’ve found your dream getaway. In the medieval village of Obidos, in Portugal, there is an extravagant hotel that also doubles as a library. The Literary Man has over 50,000 books, as well as luxurious rooms in which you can read them.

Gepostet von The Literary Man – Óbidos Hotel am Samstag, 7. Januar 2017

The Literary Man was founded in 2015, yet has already become a world-famous dream getaway. The hotel’s collection of literary works is constantly growing, and many are written in English.

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Gepostet von The Literary Man – Óbidos Hotel am Sonntag, 13. Januar 2019

Each room contains more books than you could read in a year-long stay. Get comfy with a new title in The Literary Man’s massive lounge, or read in silence in one of the 30 bedrooms. According to the HuffPost, the 50,000 literally works cover a variety of genres — from romance and science fiction to poetry and cookbooks.

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Gepostet von The Literary Man – Óbidos Hotel am Dienstag, 8. Dezember 2015

In case you fall in love with a special book while visiting, you can always purchase it and take it home. Just be sure to budget for the title; some of the really old, rare books are priced as high as $550.

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Gepostet von The Literary Man – Óbidos Hotel am Freitag, 27. April 2018

The hotel says that rather than purchase books, most guests prefer to leave books that they love. A representative of The Literary Man explained, “Our guests love to bring their own books to add to our collections, and the ones that don’t have books with them usually send them later in form of a donation.” The hotel’s book collection is reportedly growing so fast, it will soon reach 100,000!

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Gepostet von The Literary Man – Óbidos Hotel am Freitag, 11. August 2017

Gepostet von The Literary Man – Óbidos Hotel am Mittwoch, 4. November 2015

Gepostet von The Literary Man – Óbidos Hotel am Mittwoch, 17. Dezember 2014

Gepostet von The Literary Man – Óbidos Hotel am Donnerstag, 19. November 2015

While The Literary Man is not the first book-centric hotel in the world, it certainly is unique. A similar hotel exists in New York; it’s called the Library Hotel and it is home to roughly 6,000 books. In Portland, Oregon, visitors have access to 3,000 books at The Nines. And, in Tokyo, Japan, book lovers can stay at the Book and Bed hotel.

Ready to travel? A one-night stay costs approximately $90.

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