In the tide of web pages and social networks, we navigate, sometimes lost, in a tsunami of information that keeps us absorbed on the screen. To get away from there, to invite us to walk, to look, to immerse ourselves with other senses, with our eyes but also with the hands and the smell, are the books. Even more mobile devices, the books allow to be driven by other waters. So it has to be a library, so is the library of the Sites Hotel. On the shelves located in the lobby and restaurant, the books of the Hotel sites, arranged randomly to accompany the guest, invite and surprise.
Since there is no specific order in the 1701 volumes that make up the Hotel sites Library, approaching any shelf leads to the unexpected: what you take may be a novel, a dictionary, a textbook, a handbook, a magazine; The pages found can tell you about history, Medellin, gastronomy, birds, how to quit smoking or any destination in the world.
No library is a simple collection of books. What Hotel sites began as a judicious hunting of specimens and magazines between friends, acquaintances and family, ended up creating life in areas where hotels usually do not offer alternatives. The books are there to accompany the waiting in the lobby or breakfast; They can also be taken to the room and there are rare occasions when exchanges between hotel and guest are produced.
"Nothing is more pleasurable than exploring a library."
Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), English poet and writer.
Encyclopedias, gastronomy and even medicine. Tales, novels and geometry. Rare editions and bestsellers. Textbooks, poems and songbooks. Among the most pleasantly surprising pieces are works by José Asunción Silva, Porfirio Barba Jacob and José Eustasio Rivera who are part of the collection of jewels of the Colombian literature, published in 1984; A copy of 1969 of the Dance of the hours, by Enrique Santos Molano, Caliban, a jewel of Colombian journalism; And Magellan, the most daring adventure of humanity, by Stefan Zweig.
There are also entertaining curiosities like the bartender's Bible, an encyclopedia of Inventions and a treatise on incompetence or why things are always wrong. Strangeness as a Manual of prayer and a reissue of 1991 of the real comments; Oral History of Peru, written by Garcilaso de la Vega in 1722. and works as beautiful as the Manual of the mechanic published in 1911 and a first course of chemistry, of 1946.
since there is no specific order in the 1701 volumes that make up the Hotel sites Library, approaching any shelf leads to the unexpected.
In this royal library, not with no content loins, there are biographies and biographies, photography and tree books, copies of the Journal of the University of Antioquia and the malpensing, encyclopedias of beauty and decoration, marketing texts and leadership. All in good shape.
In the ocean of information we inhabit, Hotel sites offers a boat with oars to sail without haste, floats and fins to move like fish in the water: a library.