Bedside Reading®, the only program to place complimentary best-sellers at the bedside of luxury hotels across the U.S., is excited to announce its launch just in time for summer! (Yes we said free books! Go ahead, take them home, there are no crazy mini-bar charges, we promise!)

Launching at hotels from coast to coast, Bedside Reading gives hotel guests a reason to unplug and relax with a good book. “Our goal is to remind hotel guests what it means to hold a book in their hands and delve into the world of words, while at the same time soaking up the ambiance at some of the most sought-after destinations in the world,” says Bedside Reading founder, Jane Ubell-Meyer. “And the best part is, you get to take that book with you when you leave, for free.”

The monthly program is now available at some of the world’s most luxurious hotels including The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, Acqualina Resort & Spa in Florida, Mandarin Oriental New York, Mandarin Oriental Washington DC as well as Hotel Casa del Mar and Shutters on the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, CA.  Additional hotels will be joining the program later this year. “Placing books from bestselling authors in America’s top hotels creates a unique synergy that we think both leisure and business travelers will enjoy,” continues Ubell-Meyer.

The new reading initiative features books from top literary publishing houses including: Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, McMillan and more. Travelers will be able to add a range of titles to their personal libraries including The Flight Attendant, a suspense novel by New York TImes Best Selling Author Christopher A. Bohjalian (and soon to be major motion picture starring Kaley Cuoco), Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman (named a Highly Anticipated Book for 2018 by, Elite Daily, and Hello Giggles), Curlee Girlee a colorful childrens book by Atara Twersky,  Just Sit: A Meditation Guidebook for People Who Know They Should But Don’t by Sukey & Elizabeth Novogratz, How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind by by Leah Weiss PhD and more.

Each month best selling titles will be available at at select properties include:


  • Shutters on the Beach: How We Work, Just Sit and Other People’s Houses
  • Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills: Code Red Revolution, How to walk away, How We Work and  The Flight Attendant
  • Hotel Casa del Mar: Best Practices are Stupid, Other People’s Houses and The Meaning Revolution


  • Acqualina Resort & Spa: Dietland, How We Work, Love & Ruin and kids book Curlee Girlee

New York

  • Mandarin Oriental New York: Educated

Washington DC

  • ​Mandarin Oriental Washington DC: Ginny Moon and Rosie Colored Glasses

Every month Bedside Reading will give away their monthly collection of books. To enter for a chance to win visit:

Sherrie Wilkolaski

About Sherrie Wilkolaski

Sherrie Wilkolaski is the Editor-in-Chief of Luxe Beat Magazine and CEO of Luxe Beat Media. She’s a leading expert in the independent publishing market, having consulted with more than 15,000 authors throughout her career as the Publishing Architect™. A bestselling author, radio talk show host and content strategist, she has studied at the Yale Professional Publishing program and George Washington University. She’s a former International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association board member and treasurer. Her most recent book, Publishing Architect’s Blueprint: Self-Publishing Fundamentals is a 2017 Indie Book Awards Finalist.