Bookstore or A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle?

Bookstore or A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle?
Dec 2, 2020
2:28 pm


When was the last time you ever wanted to visit a bookstore? Perhaps this bookstore would make you want to go!

It's So Beautiful


This bookstore is located in the west of Chengdu in the Sichuan province in China. The architecture of the bookstore boasts spiralling staircases, curved archways and strategically placed mirrors around to make it look like it's straight out of a fairy tale.


The Dujiangyan Zhongshuge bookstore was designed by a Shanghai based architecture firm X+Living. They had used film printed books on the high shelves creating the illusion of books stretching from the floor to ceiling.

The founder of X-Living, Li Xiang said “If we placed real books on the upper shelves, it’s not only hard for readers to reach them but also difficult for operators to take care of”. Li also mentions that the store has a collection of over 80,000 books so there is no space wasted in the store.


The first floor of the store has a children’s play area featuring a bamboo bookcase decorated with pandas along with a cafe for the customers. The second floor is focused towards the sitting of the store where customers can meet, work and browse through the selection of materials offered by the store.

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Wanna see more of the pictures from the bookstore? Visit the X-Living website here and check out their gallery. Maybe once Covid-19 settles down, we could go visit this place!



Credits to Architectural Digest for the initial coverage.

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