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Literary Hotels: Theme Hotels Inspired by Books and Libraries

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With so many hotels bragging about their high-tech amenities, once in a while it’s nice to find a place that actually celebrates the lost art of reading.

The Library Hotel in New York has actually dedicated its guest rooms to the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal System, stocked with 6,000 books. If you are into astronomy or biology, head to the math and science floor.

Into poetry? Try the room on the literature floor. And no big surprise here, but one of the most popular rooms features erotic literature.

The Heathman Hotel in Portland has a library with more than 3,000 signed, first-edition books by authors who have stayed there, including 5 Nobel Prize winners.

Also in Portland is the newly-opened Nines Hotel, which has partnered with Powell’s Bookstore to build a library that has books from floor to ceiling.

The Alexander House in the town of Princess Ann in Maryland has themed rooms inspired by writers such as Jane Austin, Mark Twain and Langston Hughes.

Guests can immerse themselves in the décor and ambience of the authors’ era and feel like they are living in a novel while on vacation.

Want more? Check out Literary Tours: Great American Writers.

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