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.
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.
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.