Last week we reported on the growing bookstore boom in Tokyo that has seen Book and Bed, a bookshop-hotel, become such a hit that its customized pajamas sell out in minutes.

Book and Bed Tokyo opened in Ikebukuro in November last year, riding on a book-themed accommodation trend started by the bookstore chain Junkudo in 2014.

It has proved a success, including with overseas tourists. Now comes news that Book and Bed is to open a new branch in Kyoto, another literary city. Like with the Ikebukuro branch, guests will sleep among the tomes on bunks built into specially adapted bookshelves.

book and bed hostel hotel tokyo kyoto bookstore shop

book and bed hostel hotel tokyo kyoto bookstore shop

book and bed hostel hotel tokyo kyoto bookstore shop

book and bed hostel hotel tokyo kyoto bookstore shop

book and bed hostel hotel tokyo kyoto bookstore shop

book and bed hostel hotel tokyo kyoto bookstore shop

Details are slim at the time of writing but it is announced that Book and Bed Kyoto opens this autumn. Once again it will be designed by Suppose Design Office (Makoto Tanijiri and Ai Yoshida) and with art direction by Soda design. We assume that the book selections will be handled as before by Shibuya Publishing & Booksellers.

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