Recommendation by Lemi
Rediscover the wonder that comes with reading in the wonderland of Yangzhou Zhongshuge. Many authors and poets were said to have roamed the city, inspired by their time walking around the rivers and canals. This bookshop and library was designed with the city of Yangzhou in mind. Waterways wind through the landscape like veins that brought life to the city through the salt trade. The fluidity of water and poetry of bridges inspired gentle arches in the main reading area, lit by a soft glow. As soon as you enter, a seemingly endless tunnel of books greets you. The shelves in this corridor reading room curve upward, reflected into an infinite loop by the black mirror floor. Other rooms, like the children’s pavilion, recreate Yangzhou with shelves shaped like the city skyline and small lights meant to look like stars.
9th Alley, Guangling Qu, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
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