Airbnb wants you to experience the book club of your dreams

Airbnb BookXcess

Now, you can literally hug your favorite books to sleep. Source: Airbnb.

AIRBNB is giving literary fans a “novel” opportunity to spend one night at BookXcess, the largest bookstore and the first 24-hour bookstore in Malaysia.

For one night only, Airbnb will transform a space in BookXcess’ latest outlet at Tamarind Square, Cyberjaya into an exclusive bedroom for a sleepover.

And for the first time, your bedtime will not be an issue and you can fall asleep to the variety of literary adventures that awaits you.

The newly opened BookXcess branch at Tamarind Square will be listed on Airbnb from Sept 29 to Sept 30, offering one lucky winner and a guest the chance to stay at the bookstore for the weekend.

This “Once Upon a Sleepover” contest aims to encourage a love of reading and the idea that books enable people to travel to a different world.

Airbnb BookXcess

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What is it like to run a bookstore that is home to half a million books?

The winning pair will gain an immersive experience in bookstore management and be their own boss for a day.

The host and the team will be giving an exclusive behind-the-scenes on how to run a bookstore.

Here, you can live out your dreams as you work the register, learn how to pick books for the store, and interact with customers.

Airbnb BookXcess

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Also, hold on to your bookmarks because there will be a “Grab-&-Go” session where winners can take home as many books as they can ‘grab’ in two minutes!

Do note the house rules though:

  • No chewing on books unless you are a bookworm
  • No loud music that might disturb others – have some “shelf”-awareness
  • Do not attempt to stack the books into a fort. We have a bedroom for you.
  • If you see any dragons, do not disturb them, it’s just your imagination.
  • Do not judge a bookstore by its cover. As there will be no bathing facilities at BookXcess, there will be an Airbnb for the winners to freshen up.

Before bedtime, winners will be part of a late-night book club, hosted by BFM89.9’s Umapagan Ampikaipakan, to discuss books that inspire travel the most.

Following their overnight stay, winners will be the author of their own adventures where they write about the special hyper-local Airbnb Experience they are going on.

Airbnb BookXcess

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The contest entry details are as follows:

For a chance to win, travelers must answer the question of what their favorite book (genre and title) to travel with and why. Enter by 11:59pm (Kuala Lumpur time zone/GMT+8) Sept 20, 2018.

The listing page will include the instructions for the submission of the entries. Winners will be flown in from anywhere in Malaysia.

For eligibility requirements and full contest terms and conditions, please see the listing page.