This is The Most Magical Bookstore in Beijing

Nothing beats wandering around a bookstore and taking in the look, the feel, and the smell of brand new or preloved books. And while some libraries and bookstores put all of their attention into the titles that lay on the shelves, this bookstore in Beijing decided to make the whole buying process as magical as possible.

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So, where is this fantastic bookstore? Zhongshuge is located in the Galeries Lafayette department store at Zidan Plaza. The designers of the store were inspired by traditional Chinese gardens that focus on tranquility, beautiful architecture, and impressive labyrinths.

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And although the store was inspired by Chinese gardens, each room within the store also comes with its unique story. For example, the cafe was inspired by a painting called ‘Qu Shui Liu Shang,’ and the children’s area was inspired by nature.

The most magical aspect of this bookstore is probably the archway that connects the rooms. What’s so amazing about it is what lies beyond. While there are rows upon rows of books to get lost in, the designers of this bookstore wanted to create their very own indoor forest. That’s exactly what visitors can now see as they make their way through this stunning store.

Would you visit this bookstore?