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Longgang Book City, Guangdong province

Updated: Apr 22, 2021 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Longgang Book City, Guangdong province
深圳书城龙岗城

Address: 8028-4 Longxiang Boulevard, Longgang district, Shenzhen city, Guangdong province
Opening hours:
9:30 am-10 pm (Friday and Saturday)
9:30 am-9:30 pm (Monday to Thursday, and Sunday)

A woman enters Longgang Book City through a face recognition system. [Photo/VCG]

Covering about 35,800 square meters, Longgang Book City consists of an unmanned bookstore, a children's bookstore, and a parent-child education center.

The Abu E Unmanned Bookstore on the first floor is the first unmanned bookstore in Shenzhen. Boasting more than 5,000 categories of books, it has implemented the most advanced face recognition system at the entrance for real-name access. In the bookstore, readers search their preferred books using a big touch screen on the wall. The searching system is similar to that found in libraries. It intelligently reviews the author’s personal information or a brief introduction to find books in stock.

An interior view of the Abu E Unmanned Bookstore. [Photo/VCG]

Why it's special
Longgang Book City is not only the first smart book city in China but also a beautiful cyber celebrity destination. With various well-arranged books in a spacious space, the whole comprehensive bookstore makes readers feel like they are traveling in the vast sea of books. It also has an exhibition area for its bestsellers, an activity area which can hold over 100 people, and an area for books on science and technology, and the arts.

On the fourth floor, a robot that can sing and dance can also help readers find books. In the future, the book city will focus on creating a smart guide shopping system, a smart marketing system, a smart display system, and a smart payment system to become the first comprehensive and high-end smart book city in China.

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