April 23, 2019

Want to stay In Gatsby’s house? Airbnb has got you (for a limited time)


Ok, there isn’t really a Gatsby house because Jay Gatsby was a character from a novel, not a real person. How many of you got that wrong? I guess it doesn’t matter, because you can still rent out a Gatsby-inspired house, and many other literary livables, for a limited time.

As Bustle reports, Airbnb is  celebrating  World Book day, which is today, by offering killer overnight deals at ten destinations paired with books: The Great GatsbyThe NotebookInterview With the VampireCharlotte’s WebPippi LongstockingThe Handmaid’s TaleBig Little LiesOutlanderNW, and Pride and Prejudice. Because people shouldn’t just take one day out of the year to read a book (because we’d be out of business if that were the case), these deals are available on select dates through July.

And seriously, forget Gatsby’s Long Island McMansion, take me down to Big Little Lies city, where the grass is green and the view is pretty. Absent from photo porn provided by Bustle are NW, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Charlotte’s Web, though, obviously, it’s a big giant spider’s web, right? Yes, I’ve always wanted to hang it cool with Charlotte on her web. To be so cozy on the silk strands and AAAAHHHH!!

(cue gruesome spider meal music)

Ahem…H/T Bustle. H/T to the person who actually stays at the Charlotte’s Web emm…pad?



Michael Barron is an editor at Melville House.