govt.chinadaily.com.cn

Libraries & Archives

Guiyang Zhongshuge Bookstore, Guizhou province

Updated: Apr 23, 2021 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
Share - WeChat

Guiyang Zhongshuge Bookstore, Guizhou province
贵阳钟书阁

Address: Level 4 Yunshangfangzhou, Intersection of Changling North Road and Lincheng East Road, Guanshanhu district, Guiyang city, Guizhou province
Opening hours:
10 am-9:30 pm (Monday to Thursday, and Sunday)
10 am-10 pm (Friday and Saturday)
Tel: (86-851)84877712

The design of the Guiyang Zhongshuge Bookstore makes readers feel like they have entered a mysterious karst cave, a typiical landform of Guizhou province. [Photo/IC]

Why it’s special
The design of the Guiyang Zhongshuge Bookstore was inspired by the unique karst landform of Southwest China’s Guizhou province, which matches perfectly with other design elements, such as mountains and rivers, and the totems of ethnic minority groups, making readers feel like they have entered a mysterious karst cave. Books hanging upside down from the ceiling of the bookstore resemble stalactites in the cave.

A ship-shaped bookstand in the Guiyang Zhongshuge Bookstore [Photo/IC]

Between ship-shaped bookstands, ground glasses reflect lights from the hanging lamps as if a river is flowing slowly, and lead readers to discover its treasure islands of knowledge. In addition, the bookstore is a cultural exchange space that integrates a bookshop, cultural creative products with local ethnic features, art performances, and cultural salons. It regularly holds book signing sessions for acclaimed writers, reading salons, and children’s reading activities to draw local residents.

What’s more, the Guiyang Zhongshuge Bookstore was selected by WIRED as one of the most 10 beautiful bookstores in the world and won the world’s most influential design award in the A’Design Award & Competition.

Copyright©2021 China Daily. All rights reserved.

京ICP备13028878号-6

京公网安备 11010502032503号京公网安备 11010502032503号