Bookish by Design: Library Hotel New YorkBy Diana Cook
Calling all bookworms. With over 6,000 volumes of books organized by the the Dewey Decimal System (of course), your stay at the Library Hotel in New York City will undoubtedly include the perfect book to curl up with at bedtime. Fashioned from a landmark 1900 brick and terra cotta structure, the hotel has been restored into a small luxury boutique hotel dedicated to all things bookish.
An oasis of literary riches, the Library Hotel offers a scholarly experience fueled by the card catalog system. Perfect for travelers with a passion for culture and individual expression. Each of the ten guestroom floors at the Library Hotel in New York City is dedicated to one of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System: Social Sciences, Literature, Languages, History, Math & Science, General Knowledge, Technology, Philosophy, The Arts and Religion. Each of the sixty rooms have been designed with the collection of art and books relevant to one distinct topic.
Guests may request their room based on their personal interests, subject to availability. I imagine some being more popular than others (yeah, I am looking at you Room 600.003 -Management). My top picks by floor:
Third Floor- Social Sciences
Room 300.004 -World Culture
Fifth Floor – Math and Science
Room 500.006 -Astronomy
Seventh Floor – The Arts
Room 700.001 -Architecture
Erotic Literature, Eastern Religion, Logic, and Fairy Tales are also among the 60 eclectic literary themes, you can see all the available room topics on the room menu at The Library Hotel website. This is one hotel that can truly claim to be “all booked up” at all times.