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Lu Xun Books x Coffee, Beijing

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Lu Xun Books x Coffee, Beijing

Address: 19 Gongmenkouer’tiao, Fuchengmennei Street, Xicheng district, Beijing
Opening hours: 9:30am-6:30pm
Tel: (+86-10) 66188842

Lu Xun (1881-1936) was an acclaimed Chinese writer and a leading figure of modern Chinese literature. Cofounded by the Central China Publish Media Group and the Lu Xun Museum, Lu Xun Books x Coffee opened its doors in 2018 in the Lu Xun Museum, offering tourists and readers a quiet place to learn about Lu Xun and read his great literary works.

The profile of Lu Xun is printed on the window of Lu Xun Books x Coffee. [Photo/IC]

Lu Xun Books x Coffee, along with the Luxu Museum, was the site of the former residence of Lu Xun in Beijing. His profile is printed on the window of this bookstore. In a showcase of the bookstore, 51 yellowing books collected by the museum are displayed, including Lu's renowned novels Call to Arms (Na han) and Wandering (Pang huang). The books related to Lu are also stacked neatly according to the author and time.

Lu Xun Books x Coffee displays yellowing books collected by the Lu Xun Museum in a showcase. [Photo/IC]

The bookstore has a cafe area with a retro-style interior decor in which readers can not only read books sitting by the window while sipping a drink and appreciating the scenery of the museum’s courtyard but can also chat with friends.
The bookstore also sells books about humanities and social sciences, and literature and art, and regularly holds lectures, forums, and other reading and cultural activities.

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