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Gideons Paper Bible Replaced with Digital Version in One UK Hotel

by Shane McGlaun

Anyone that’s ever stayed in a hotel knows that if you open the nightstand drawer next to the bed, you’re going to find a copy of the Bible place there by the Gideons. The Gideons have been placing Bibles in hotel rooms for years and it is estimated that nearly 80,000,000 were distributed last year alone. One UK hotel is replacing those traditional paper Bibles with digital versions on a Kindle placed in each room.

All 148 rooms at Newcastle’s Hotel Indigo now have Kindle readers in nightstand drawers that are preloaded with a copy of the Bible. The hotel claims to be the first in Britain to offer the service. Guests who stay in the hotel that need other religious texts are allowed to download it for free up to a value of £5 (~$8 USD).

Guests can also download other books on the Kindle to read during their stay and those other books will be charged to their account at checkout. I wonder if the books other people download will be left on the Kindle for the next visitor to read. The use of Kindles instead of paper Bibles is a trial that will run until July 16. After that, a decision will be made to keep the Kindle readers and roll the program out to other hotels or not.

[via Telegraph]

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