The Thalatta Seaside Hotel in Agia Anna, Euboea, Greece found a clever way to nudge its guests to read books during their holidays. The hotel built a library on the beach. What looks like a simple wall at the edge of the beach actually consists of diamond-shaped shelves, full of books awaiting visiting readers.
For the time being the library holds around three hundred books in four different languages but is able to hold at least one thousand volumes. The hotel urges visitors to bring their own books to add to the collection.
At the end of the summer season, the books will be donated to schools in the area, under the hotel’s corporate social responsibility program.