Zhongshuge Bookstore

X+LIVING
Chongqing, China

The Chinese firm X+LIVING has created a bookstore which is something more than that. It is a meeting point in the city.

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Photos: © Shao Feng

The historic city of Chongqing, famous for its mountain landscapes and mighty river, is a usual hub for writers in search of inspiration to pilgrim to. Part of this tradition is on the third and fourth floors of centrally located Zodi Plaza, where the bookstore Zhongshuge presents itself as a meeting place for readers and lovers of literature.

A walk through different areas leads to the main room, where stairs become shelves and the mirrored ceilings enlarge the space two-fold. The bookstore is designed to enable visitors to escape the outside world and get complete immersion in reading. The last stop is a spot for relaxing, where books are combined with coffee and friends.

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