Filled wall to wall with Taschen coffee-table tomes, this beautifully designed library shop within the lobby can ignite or relax you with some page perusing. From lavish limited editions to manuals of treehouses or playful peeks into the surfer playboy Bunker Spreckels, there is no shortage of opportunity for stimulating your interests. If you want to buy a book, please do (and if you’re staying with us, we’ll ship it home for you.) Or if you’re in the mood to just curl up on the sofa and flip through 518 pages of The Rolling Stones, nobody’s going to stop you.
Surrounded by midcentury mosaics and bookcases filled with an edited selection of coffee-table tomes, the cozy backdrop of The Taschen Library at The Joule provides the ideal setting for afternoon tea, an experience that blends an innovative menu with casual tea service and flowing champagne in a communal setting.
Served in dainty colorful china, The Joule sources a selection of exotic and rare tea blends. The seasonal tea menu is under the artful guidance of The Joule Executive Chef Junior Borges and Executive Pastry Chef Keith Cedotal who infuse timeless classics with modern flair.