Most boutique hotels are much more than a place to lie your head at night.
But the Literary Man Hotel in Obidos, Portugal—a medieval village that dates back more than 700 years—takes its book collection seriously. In fact, the entire hotel is a bookstore. At every turn, there’s a wall stacked with titles.
The hotel currently boasts more than 45,000 books, according to the owner. The goal is to have 100,000 at the hotel, which opened its doors last October, by the end of the year.
Obidos, about an hour-and-a-half drive northwest of Lisbon, is home to about 3,000 people. There are only a handful of hotels in the walls of Obidos, including Pousada Obidos, a 700-year-old castle.
The perk of such an intimate hotel selection is that once the sun goes down and the day-trippers head back to their accommodations, you’re left alone with locals and your choice of watering holes.