Michael Lieberman also calls attention to The Library, a resort hotel in Thailand that caters to bookish tourists. It's webpage proclaims: "If you can finish one book while staying with us, we think this is more than an accomplishment of our team."
Compare the Library Hotel in Manhattan.
Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)