Airbnb Offers Guests Chance to Run Book Store

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Do you fantasize about working in an indie book store in a small town in Scotland?  Well, now you can via Airbnb.

The Open Book is a bookshop with a one-bedroom apartment upstairs in the Scottish seaside town of Wigtown, aka “Scotland’s National Book Town.” Interested parties can rent the book store/apartment for £150 (plus a £30 cleaning fee) a week. Here is more from the listing:

We’ll give you your very own bookshop, and apartment above, supported by a team of friendly volunteers and bookshop sellers to make your trip as lovely as possible. Set up by The Wigtown Festival Company, the bookshop residency’s aim is to celebrate bookshops, encourage education in running independent bookshops and welcome people around the world to Scotland’s National Book Town. The fee for your stay is low because we are a non-profit. It covers the running costs of the holiday but that is all. A laptop and WiFi are provided, plus bicycles for those who like to explore the bucolic countryside on two wheels!

This isn’t the only place in the world to find accommodations in a book store. Book and Bed Tokyo will soon open a hotel within a book shop.