We book a night in a bookshelf at Book and Bed in Shinjuku

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

Bookstore hotel is heaven for bookworms in Tokyo.

Our Japanese-language reporter Mariko Ohanabatake is a self-confessed book nerd. Whenever she goes to a bookstore or library, she’s usually the last to leave, as she gets lost in the stories she finds and loses all sense of time and place.

So when she heard that a branch of “accommodation bookshop” Book and Bed was located near work in Shinjuku, she decided to indulge her passion for reading by spending a whole night there on her own, whiling away the hours surrounded by books.

▼ The Shinjuku branch of Book and

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