Hotel offers the Bible on Kindle e-reader

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A hotel in Britain is offering guests a new way to read an old text.

Hotel Indigo in Newcastle claims to be the world's first hotel to replace the ubiquitous Gideons Bible with a pre-loaded version on an Amazon Kindle e-reader. The Kindle will be placed in the drawer where guests can download a different religious ebook of their choosing at no extra charge, as long as it doesn't cost more than $8, reports the U.K.'s Telegraph.

"We wanted to reflect this literary history in a very contemporary way so are offering guests the use of cutting-edge Kindles pre-loaded with The Bible, instead of the more traditional hardcopy Gideon’s Bible that they would expect to find in a hotel," Adam Munday, general manager of Hotel Indigo said to the Telegraph.

Guests can also use the Kindle to buy other books, whose cost will be show up on their hotel bill. If all goes well in a two-week trial period, the chain will expand the plan to its 44 hotels worldwide.

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