October 18, 2017
A Paris hotel that delivers books to your bed — ooh la la
by Stephanie DeLuca
Where does a book nerd stay when they go on vacation? The Le Pavillon des Lettres hotel in Paris wants book nerds to stay with them. The hotel has twenty-six rooms—one for each letter of the alphabet—and has announced that guests in any of them can now order books through room service.
The process works just like traditional room service — except what you order here feeds your mind. According to the announcement, the menu offers “books [with] full-on inspiring words and images, inviting readers to dream through the perfect night’s sleep — and giving guests the perfect excuse to stay ensconced the next morning.”
Le Pavillon des Lettres offers a variety of genres — from photography books to biographies, fashion style guides for Francophiles to histories of the city. And of course classics, like Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, are available as well.
In fact, the classics aren’t just available — each room is actually named after a famous European writer or character. There’s one for—you guessed it—every letter of the alphabet. A is for Hans Christian Anderson. H is for Victor Hugo. S is for William Shakespeare.
And if you can’t speak French — not to worry. Bustle’s Kristian Wilson reports that the hotel offers in-room French lessons, in partnership with the French à la Carte tutoring service.
So hurry on up and book this hotel! (Get it?) As they say, “A book lover never goes to bed alone.”
Stephanie DeLuca is the director of publicity at Melville House.