Chongqing Zhongshuge Bookstore

Following the recent trend of theatrical bookstores Chongqing Zongshuge Boostore is the latest to emerge in China.

The Chongqing Zhongshuge Bookstore celebrates the landscape and historical sites of its namesake chinese city, Chongqing. The two-floor store invites visitors into a theatrical interior, packed with lampshade-shaped bookshelves, an escher-like reading area, and a colourful children’s room with drawings of the city’s landscape, buildings and transportation.


Located on the 3rd and 4th floor of Zodi Plaza, Yangjiaping, the bookstore greets customers with a simple glass facade. inside, the dark brown lobby incorporates scattered lampshade-shaped bookshelves that project light from inside the shades, recreating the feeling of being in a bright and warm private study.


A quiet reading corridor is located on one corner of the lobby, with bookshelves extending down the hallway that reflect on the ground and form a tunnel of books, drawing visitors deeper ‘into the space and knowledge’. on the other corner of the lobby is the children’s reading room, where colourful bookshelves with drawings of Chongqing’s landscape, buildings and transportation make kids feel immersed in the charming city while reading.

Source | Designboom


Ellen McNeelance

10th June 2019

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