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Ultimate Library was founded in 2008 by Philip Blackwell, a fourth-generation bookseller and publisher, inspired by his love of travel and the power of books to bring a destination to life. ~From an informal start the business has developed, driven by a dedicated team of fellow bibliophiles that expertly curate book collections for the world’s leading hotels and resorts as well as
co-working spaces, private ski chalets, safari lodges and country houses in over 50 countries.
Responding to a rising demand from discerning travellers to find great books at their hotel, we partnered with luxury travel brands like
to curate books for their lobbies, spas, kids clubs and guest suites. We took great care – still do – to understand each client’s brand values and local culture, to create a valuable amenity that educates, entertains and inspires their guests.
In 2011 Ultimate Library moved to London where we built relationships with interior designers, like Todhunter Earle and Firmdale's Kit Kemp, whose library at
Ham Yard Hotel
remains one of the most photographed and beloved rooms in the property.
Along the way we’ve lent our publishing expertise to hospitality clients, curating unique literary guest experiences that bring their book collection to life, including intimate author talks at
, pop-up book shops and ‘bibliotherapy’ at
and recommended reading for Karma Resorts. .
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