the literary man
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Love travel AND reading? This Portuguese hotel, which houses more than 50,000 books, might just be the thing your literary travel dreams are made of.

The Literary Man hotel is located in the incredible medieval town Óbidos, Portugal, housed in what used to be a convent. Wall upon wall in the old building is flanked with books – 50,000 of them, to be exact.

Guests can purchase many of the books, but others belong to the hotel and are only available to read while relaxing in the historic hotel’s massive lounge.

We’re not complaining: That sounds like paradise to us.

According to the Huffington Post, the city of Óbidos has embraced a book-loving culture, with an annual literary festival and bookshop upon bookshop sprouting up within the walled city.

Sounds like we need to book ourselves a flight to Portugal, with a stay at The Literary Man on the itinerary. With an in-house gin bar and a lifetime of books to read, why would we ever want to leave?