Hotel replaces Bibles with Kindles

POSTED: 07:22 AM PDT Jul 03, 2012 
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 A hotel in the UK is swapping the traditional Bibles in desk drawers with some 21st century technology -- a Kindle.

For a two-week trial period, the Hotel Indigo in Newcastle, England, has replaced hard copies of the holy book with electronic versions accessible through the Amazon e-reader, The Telegraph reported.

Guests can also download other religious texts free of charge. Other reading material can be purchased at an additional cost.

The move is an attempt to pay tribute to Newcastle's history as one of the largest print centers in Britain, according to Mashable.

"We wanted to reflect this literary history in a very contemporary way so we 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," hotel general manager Adam Munday told The Telegraph.

Don't even think of trying to stow one in your suitcase when you leave. The cost of any missing or damaged Kindles will be billed to a guest's room.