Recognized by AAA as the only independent hotel in the country to offer a lending library of this size and scope, The Heathman is proud to feature one of the largest autographed libraries in the world. Our outstanding collection includes signed editions from Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winners, U.S. Poet Laureates, a former United States President and represents 30 years of authors who have been our guests and signed their books to contribute to our valuable collection.
This exclusive library, with over 2,700 signed volumes, exemplifies the Heathman Hotel's dedication to and passion for literature and its everlasting effect on the community. In partnership with Powell's Books, the largest independent bookstore in the nation, and Literary Arts of Oregon, the Heathman Hotel strives to provide its guests with a uniquely rich and local literary experience to remember.
Open 24 hours a day, the Mezzanine Library is an inviting place for our guests to relax and read. They are also invited to our evening socials, held Monday through Thursday from 5-6 pm, when we open the bookshelves and offer complimentary wine from local urban winery Boedecker Cellars to enjoy while perusing the contents of our eclectic collection. Our staff can even recommend and check out books so guests can enjoy them in their luxury room or suite. Located on the Mezzanine Level next to the hotel’s meeting and banquet facilities overlooking the Tea Court Lounge, the comfortable and impressive library is home to more than 2,000 books (many of the authors have even stayed at the hotel). Plush armchairs are available beneath elegant gold moldings on the ceiling to settle in and relax.