Book and Bed: Tokyo's coffin hotel/bookstore

If you're in Ikebukuro and need a cozy, bookish bed for the night, try Book and Bed, a "designed hostel" that hides coffin-hotel-style bunks among bookshelves lined with handsome volumes and rolling ladders. The books aren't for sale, but you're welcome to read them in your bunk.

Book And Bed is "an accommodation bookshop"

The perfect setting for a good nights sleep is something you will not find here.There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets.
What we do offer is an experience while reading a book (or comic book).
An experience shared by everyone at least once : the blissful "instant of falling asleep".
It is already 2 am but you think just a little more... with heavy drooping eye lids you continue reading only to realize you have fallen asleep.

Our concept is thus a readers haven - an accommodation bookshop.
(Books aren’t sold, though. It’s just an expression.)
Dozing off obliviously during your treasured pasttime is the finest "moment of sleep", don't you agree?
With books as our central theme, we decided to create a hostel offering the greatest "moment of sleep".

Book and Bed Tokyo

(via Bookshelf)