Book and Bed is a low-key, unassuming space, which relies on minimalist design. It is, after all, intended to be a book lovers’ haven, where the printed page takes precedent over chic accoutrements. The lobby contains a bookshelf unit that nearly reaches the ceiling and sports multiple moveable ladders, providing easy access to the upper shelves and the dormitory-style cubby beds tucked behind the shelves.
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Those incredible custom-built shelves are stocked with more than 1,700 titles in English and Japanese, supplied by Shibuya Publishing & Booksellers. Guests at the hostel are encouraged to borrow any of the books for their nighttime reading, and falling asleep with a book is definitely allowed.
A stay at the bookish hostel will run you $32-50 per night, depending on the privacy level of your desired accommodations, which isn’t too shabby for a guest house in the middle of Tokyo. If you’re not in need of a bed, visitors are also welcome to stop by the hostel during the day to enjoy the books, for a smaller fee. Book and Bed opens November 5.
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