We are very fond of books and my wife has many shelves of book collections at home which she loves dearly. I am sure everyone loves to read books too, be it for leisure or educational references. Let me brag a bit about my history of books again for those who have not heard. Many years ago, our local chain M P H did not have any Chinese books in their collection as this PooPULAR was controlling in the Chinese books monopoly. I was there at the right place and time, when I met the top publisher from Taipei who was at the book fair at The Mines. One thing led to another and my wife took me to Taipei several times to sign the distributorship deal. With the help from a tycoon, we ordered several big containers of the best books of all titles and topics from this guy in Taipei to be sold at the M P H throughout our country. The rest is history now.
So you could see how excited each time we found beautiful and unique book stores in overseas. They often come with cafes, good cakes & coffee plus cozy corners to read books. Here is one good place to share which we stumbled during our visit to Xi'an.
WanBook Store - Xi'an, China
We were walking all over the shopping mall in search of a
SIM card for internet but found this lovely book store instead.
Forget about the SIM card, as my wife had to go inside.
She must search for good books like a hungry wolf.
This whole entrance area has very neat sitting benches and tall stools
for book lovers to Eat, Drink & Read.
Here is where the barista and cashiers work behind
Look at how they display books from the floor to ceilings!
So canggih & pandai!
Many shelves with displays.
Some smokers prefered to sit outside.
They have many useful and unique items like
souvenirs, water decanters, Chinese tea and others.
Smart see-through shelves act as partitions.
There are many divided areas for private readings.
The folks in China, Taiwan & Japan read a lot
everywhere on the streets, trains and cafes.
More books & more shelves.
The pine wood interior decors have homely feel with lamp shades,
side boards, and comfortable chairs.