Yearly Archives: 2017

BOOK AND BED TOKYO- A hotel that offers a place to sleep and a library with 1,700 books

Book-and-bed-hotel-libreria-Giappone_4BOOK AND BED TOKYO “A hotel that offers a place to sleep and a library with 1,700 books” https://goo.gl/maps/Lj3GugBzJBR2

There are those who like to read, those who prefer to sleep and those who even fall asleep on the books. The two Japanese architects Makoto Tanijiri and Ai Yoshida have found a way to combine the two most common pastimes in the world, building the first hotel in the world that offers its customers not only a bed where they can sleep but also a library with 1,700 books in language English and Japanese.Book-and-bed-hotel-libreria-Giappone_3

It is called Book and bed Tokyo, it is located on the seventh floor of a skyscraper in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district and will open on November 5th 2015. The hotel offers two types of bed: the compact one, two meters long and 85 centimeters wide, and the standard one of equal length but about one and twenty meters wide. Both are set in wooden bookcases, so the books are easy to access. The price for a night goes from 3,800 to 6,000 yen that in euros is equivalent to a cost between 29 and 45 euros.Book-and-bed-hotel-libreria-Giappone_1

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New versions of the second Harry Potter book, Chamber of Secrets

Chamber_PB_House_Editions_1_New versions of the second Harry Potter book, Chamber of Secrets, have been given special Hogwarts house-themed covers by Bloomsbury, to celebrate 20 years since its first publication

Following on from the house-themed makeovers of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone last year, Bloomsbury are now releasing similarly styled versions of Chamber of Secrets to mark its 20th anniversary – the book was first published back in 1998, following on from the first book’s release in 1997.

To mark this milestone in style, Harry Potter publishers Bloomsbury will, once again, release four Hogwarts house-themed covers for the second book this July, complete with new artwork, house colours, and additional illustrations and content.