Sunday, October 29, 2023

How About A Sleepover – At A Library?



For over a century, scholars, clergy, and ordinary book nerds have enjoyed reading and studying a unique collection of books that now number 150,000 volumes in a historical and cozy setting that allows for patrons to sleep over. Indeed, Gladstone’s Library is the only such place in the entire United Kingdom to have such amenities.

Many dream of such an oasis, where book lovers gather to eat, sleep, read, and talk books 24/7 in a beautiful mansion that houses 26 bedrooms, a dining hall, fireplace, manicured gardens, leather chairs, wood-panel walls on the interior, and stone walls on the exterior.

It was started in 1889, founded by a prime minister, who donated his collection of 20.000 books to get things started. It is months away from celebrating its well-deserved 125th birthday.

Even in an era where more information is available on my phone than any one library could house, I imagine there is something invigorating to be around so many books, to feel grounded by being surrounded by a house of books, essentially a foundation of truth, ideas, information, experiences, and wild dreams.

If you want to experience, firsthand, the beauty and marvel of such a book palace in North Wales, check out how you can arrange for a visit and a stay by clicking on


“Understanding changes minds, but only action changes lives.”

--Best-Selling Author John Maxwell


“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”

--Best-Selling Author Malcom Gladwell


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