10 Library-Themed Businesses I’d Love to Frequent Some Day

by Sandra Hoyer, former Head Editor, INALJ Washington.
previously published 12/5/13

10 Library-Themed Businesses I’d Love to Frequent Some Day

Here are 10 library-inspired places that I would love to visit.

  1. The Library in Rome, Italy. – Run by a library aficionada, this off the beaten path bar offers a cozy spot for both wine and book lovers.
  2. The Library Hotel in Bophut, Koh Samui, Thailand – I have dreamt of The Library’s red pool and many reading nooks.  The perfect book-inspired getaway for any vacation.
  3. Library Bar in Los Angeles, California – This leather-bound book haven offers a private study feel while proving candle-lit spots for frequenting bibliophiles.
  4. Library Restaurant: A Steak House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire – This mansion turned hotel turned restaurant offers expansive spaces to dine and admire the available book selection.
  5. The Library in Wellington, New Zealand – This high-ceilinged spot offers a menu of cheeses, sweets, and fine beverages; as well as cozy leather booth seating for its patrons.
  6. The Library Lounge in London, England – This high shelved dining environment offers a getaway for lunch, dinner, or just a cup of tea.
  7. La Biblioteca Café – This center of culture offers not only a spot for music, theater and food; but also caters to the local book lover.
  8. The Library Bar in New York, New York – This bar, located in the NoMad Hotel, offers an opulent space for enjoying both books and drinks.
  9. Library Hotel in New York, New York – Love the concept behind this hotel. Each floor is named after a Dewey Decimal category. Each room is decorated with card catalogs, books, and art. The hotel holds over 6,000 books in its collection.
  10. BookBar in Dever, Colorado – This “book shop for wine lovers” and a “wine bar for book shoppers” offers a space for book loving minds to unite.

What are some spots you would love to visit some day?


  2 comments for “10 Library-Themed Businesses I’d Love to Frequent Some Day

  1. Gretchen
    December 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I have stayed at the Library Hotel in NYC and it was a marvelous experience. There is a rooftop garden/bar called Bookmarks. I love boutique hotels and this is definitely one of the best. First class all the way.

  2. Stephanie Freas
    December 6, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Another recommendation: The Library in Pittsburgh, PA. It’s a unique literary-themed restaurant, and I frequented there throughout grad school! http://www.thelibrary-pgh.com/

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