Guests Who Stay at This Scottish Apartment Take Turns Running the Bookshop Downstairs

If you’re a bookworm who loves to travel, then we have the perfect place for you to add to your bucket list. In the small Scottish village of Wigtown, there sits a bookshop called The Open Book, which rents out its upstairs studio on Airbnb. For 28 (about $39) a night, guests can not only visit this charming part of Scotland, they can also experience life as a bookstore owner by running The Open Book establishment!

“The first ever bookshop holiday/residency experience, Scotland’s National Book Town welcomes you to play-bookshop for a week or two. 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,” The Open Book explains. “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.”

In addition to working a 40-hour week in the store, guests will also receive a laptop, free WiFi, and bicycles that will allow them to explore the countryside. To learn more about this unique travel opportunity, you can visit The Open Book’s Airbnb page.

The Open Book: Airbnb
via [Lost At E Minor]

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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