As a child, the fantasy of living in a library loomed large—the idea of being able to take as much time as needed with each book, never having to leave. Now, Lamp Light Books Hotel has made that dream a reality, albeit with more “hotel” than “library” aesthetics. Framed as “a hotel that travels the world of books,” Lamp Light gives visitors the personal space—and time—to really dig into their reading.
Lamp Light’s Nagoya location opened in 2018, and it’s just added a location in Sapporo. Everything about Lamp Light Books is designed to prioritize, well, books; the first floor is a café open to the public, which has over four thousand mystery and travel books, plus novels by Hokkaido authors, for café-goers to peruse. Though the café stops serving food at 10 pm, the space is open 24 hours. Then, visitors can check out their chosen book and settle in for a night of reading in their rooms, which are designed around their bookshelves. One night at Lamp Light starts at ¥9,000; sounds perfect for a mental health day, or the world’s chillest bachelor party.
[h/t TimeOut Tokyo]