10 Airbnbs with Libraries to Bring Out Your Inner Bookworm

Young woman reaching to the top shelf of a bookcase in a library or bookstore.

To honor World Book Day, a holiday that celebrates transformative trips into the heart of  books, we’ve rounded up Homes around the world with stunning libraries. A host’s curated selection of books can give guests an inside peek into their interests and create a special connection to the home. From a cozy reading nook in the mountains of Australia to a two-story bookcase in Paris, these bookshelves are spaces where literature lovers can feel right at home.

Quiet and Private Retreat, Palo Alto, California

Almost everywhere you look, guests spot books in this charming California home. Grab a blanket and a seat in the reading nook or by the fireplace where you can take refuge with your book of choice.

Penthouse, Bergen, Norway

Among the bright natural light and Scandinavian design, book lovers will rejoice once they see this colorful library. Upstairs you’ll find a balcony with an expansive view of Bergen’s rolling hills making the perfect spot to read.

Under the Roofs of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

This eclectic flat has many design aspects worth discovering but the focal point is the living room with its long shelves full of books. The open floor plan and high ceilings with natural light help make every corner an ideal spot to dive into a new read.

Ttekceba Retreat, Victoria, Australia

Nestled in the mountains of Australia, this magical contemporary villa features an abundant library. Guests can take sanctuary with a good book by the pool or a walk in the lush courtyard full of exotic flowers.

Secret Haven, London, UK

Look up and bibliophiles will find novels everywhere – from the colorful bohemian living room to the master bedroom in this Notting Hill gem.

Oasis- Stylish and Spacious Loft, São Paulo, Brazil

This two-bedroom, two-story loft has walls lined with books from the living room to the mezzanine. Located in one of the trendiest and busiest parts of São Paulo, guests will find multiple areas to hideaway with a good read in this house such as the outdoor hammock or vintage bathtub.

House in Paris, Paris, France

Once an industrial building turned spacious loft, eyes are immediately drawn to the two-story bookcase that requires ladders to reach the top. Grab a book and walk to the nearby Parc de la Villette to read your next page-turner.

Elegant Library Flat, Istanbul, Turkey

On the fourth floor of a historic building travelers will find both a panoramic vista of Istanbul and a literature lover’s paradise. There’s something for everyone in this vast library that features books from the Mediterranean, Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia along with travel writing and philosophy.

Book and Bed, Tokyo, Japan

Taking libraries to the next level, this bookshop-themed accommodation situated on the ninth floor features over 3,400 reading materials in English and Japanese. Guests can enjoy page after page of the extensive reading materials from folklore to non-fiction.

Valetta Vintage Library, Valetta, Malta

Situated in a sunny studio in Malta, this home mixes and matches the old with the new, pairing its vintage pieces and contemporary books collected by the host. Guests are encouraged to lounge upstairs and enjoy the beach views with a good book.