In a digital world of reading books without flipping any pages on a tablet, China knows print (media) publishing will never go out of style. Also, that there is something about a new book smell, the sounds of flipping pages and the ability to write in books, as in the connecting with the writer of it. And how all these things are special to readers.
Combining the passion, creativity and imagination both books and art-forms unleash, China opened the world's most amazing and beautiful bookstore.
Shanghai based design studio XL-Muse welcomes patrons into a kaleidoscopic and prismatic portal of creativity, for the interior to the new Zhongshuge-Hangzhou bookstore. The alcove of the bookstore opens with a chalky, silver and pearl veranda of roundabout bookshelves. The ceiling has a transparent and reflective effect to it.
The bookstore continues into another part of it, exhibiting wood, primarly oak hampered floors and interior detailing. The books are neatly stacked and sort of paint a masterpiece together. Finally the children's section of the library is equipped with a ferris wheel and roller coaster architecture on the walls (with books stacked in them) that gives it a circus theme.
The Zhongshuge-Hangzhou bookstore is documented as the world's most beautiful and is open to the public. It's a tourist haven, especially for book lovers.
Check out more pics of the bookstore below.