Hotels in New York, Dallas, Chicago, London, Philadelphia and even a Caribbean resort are increasingly making books a vital part of their atmosphere.

It’s all about engaging guests so that they linger, which raises the odds that they’ll eventually order something from a hotel bar or restaurant, he says.

Regardless of these libraries’ design or book selections, the increasingly common hotel library represents an intriguing trend in an era of Kindles and tablets.
Photo Credit: The Viceroy Hotel has a contemporary library with sunny yellow accents in Santa Monica, California. Viceroy Hotels and Resorts