Killing summer time in exquisite and artistic bookstores
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Chongqing is known as a hospitable and hot city. In fact, it can be very literary and artistic. Today, we will show readers around some exquisite and artistic bookstores in Chongqing so as to spend hot summer days here.
Beicang Library 北仓图书馆
Once it was an old factory in the hub of the city, Beicang becomes a library without removal and transformation. It is very lucky that Beicang did not disappear with Chongqing’s fast development. It now is divided into two parts. One is a small exhibition hall on the left side, and the other is the library on the opposite side. The books cover various fields despite the small volume. With few people, Beicang provides a rather peaceful place for quiet readers.
Address：Jianbei 1st Branch, Yanghe Huayuan, Jiangbei District
Bridge Bookcafe 博来居书吧
In Chongqing, Bridge Bookcafe is well known among the youth who are keen on literature. Because it is an old bookstore and many interesting activities and some pro bono programs which are launched on Douban website are hold here. Hence, even those who have no interests in literature can join in them.
Address: No. 1-1-5, Crystal Palace, No. 160, Xinnan Road, Yubei District (near Chongqing Guild Hall)
Wuyue Academy 婺月书院
Wuyue Academy is a comfortable place full of the aura of art and nature. It is hard to imagine that this quiet bookstore is near to a busy road if you have never been to here. But it is a magic place which is completely insulated from the noisy outside world when you step into it. In such a peaceful academy, every still brick or tile can tell you a story of culture.
Address: Floor -7, Block A, Fucheng Building, Yihaoqiao Station, Yuzhong District (above the Jiabin Road)
Charing Cross Road 查令十字街
As a library of the highest altitude nationwide, Charing Cross Road can offer postal services. Stepping into the bookstore with the European decoration in warm shades, the readers will sense a warm and sweet feeling. In this small but exquisite room, there are a few tables, including a long table. People can write a letter and read in the elegant atmosphere, experiencing slow life in travelling. As a youth loving literature and arts, have you been addicted to writing letters to express your affection? If you have, I bet you would like to be here and may meet yourself existing in the imagination.
Address: 300 meters from the west exit of cableway in Jinfo Mountains, Nanchuan District
NBOOKS CLUB 南之山书店
The first floor is bookstore. From the second to the fourth floor there are seven rooms which are studies with different themes. Various books are put in each room according to its theme. Nowadays, the NBOOKS CLUB is so popular that audiences have to make a reservation. A lot of things are worth doing here, such as climbing the Nanshan Botanical Park in the morning, appreciating flowers in a spring outing, drinking tea and reading books sitting on the sofa in the afternoon, watching sunset on the “one-tree viewing platform”, which will give you an unforgettable feeling. NBOOKS CLUB, a fusion of literature, art, forest and minimalism, provides readers a chance to get close to nature and experiences that are unlikely attained in other bookstores.
Address: 128 North Road, Nanshan Botanical Park, Nan’an District (600 meters away from Nanshan Botanical Park, follow the map navigation, you can find NBOOKS CLUB)
Clessence Bookstore 精典书店
Clessence Bookstore is the oldest and purest independent bookstore in Chongqing. After the removal to Nanbin Road, it can afford readers the splendid river landscape and the whole view of Yuzhong Peninsula. The regular readers may meet artists in some books-selling fairs and cultural communications that are hold in the bookstore.
Address: Floor 2, Hall D, Phase 2, Dongyuan 1891 the Place of Time, Nanbin Road, Nanan District (Translated by Song Zhipeng, Fathom Language Limited)