Most travelers are accustomed to finding a Gideons’ Bible or the occasional Book of Mormon in a motel or hotel room, and when I stayed at the Athlumney Manor B&B in Ireland, the management used the mantel shelf of the fireplace in the sitting room end of their dining room to hold a collection of books (I read a couple of Dermot Bolger‘s novels while I was there).
But the Library Hotel in Manhattan has wholeheartedly adopted the read-while-you-eat and read-yourself-to-sleep concepts: They even numbered their guest rooms according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
What might it take to interest your local innkeeper in providing a shelf of books (including yours) for guests to peruse?
You can read more here about the hotel for traveling bookworms:
“With more than 6,000 books at guests’ fingertips, each floor at the Library Hotel is dedicated to one of the Dewey Decimal System’s major categories, with each room decorated according to a genre.” Source: New York’s Library Hotel inspired by Dewey Decimal system | Daily Mail Online
“With a different genre on every floor, your biggest problem will be choosing just one room!” Source: Plan a Trip to the Library Hotel for the Vacation of Your Dreams! | The Literacy Site Blog