New York City’s luxurious Library Hotel is every bibliophile’s dream. This is the only “library” in the world, where visitors don’t have to speak in hushed tones or risks the anger of a shushing librarian. Over 6,000 books at their fingertips, the unique boutique hotel was beautifully designed around the Dewey Decimal System with each floor specially dedicated to one of its ten major categories and every room is decorated according to a specific genre or topic within the categories. The Dewey Decimal System is the standardized library classification system which sorts books into ten categories; social sciences, literature, languages, history, math and science, general knowledge, technology, philosophy, the arts and religion. It is published by Melvil Dewey in 1876. Perhaps it seems like an unfamiliar theme, but the Library hotel has gone all in with its tribute to the American librarian. It is located at Madison Avenue and 41st Street, just steps from the New York Public Library and Grand Central Terminal, every one of the hotel’s 60 rooms contains up to 150 books related to genres or topics including erotic literature, economics, Middle Eastern language, computers and Native American religion.
Moreover, visitors on the fifth floor can stay in rooms devoted to maths and science, with specific themes of astronomy, dinosaurs, botany, zoology, geology and mathematics. While on the eleventh floor specially modelled around philosophy have rooms related to love, paranormal, psychology, philosophy, ethics and logic. Therefore tourists who can’t get enough of the books inside their rooms can find more options at the front desk, in the restaurant and in a dedicated reading room.
The hotel also has a beautiful concept of boasts a rooftop bar known as the Writer’s Den & Poetry Garden, which becomes the Bookmarks Lounge at night and serves literary-themed cocktails. The library hotel is a bookworm's paradise, as each one of our rooms provides a personalized literary experience. Whether you like reading about zoology or Slavic languages, we have got it covered. Moreover, when the building was purchased, the concept was to offer something very different. Being so close to the library one of most loved landmarks was the inspiration for that.