Neat tricks of brick-and-mortar bookstores make reading enjoyable
Citizens are reading books in Fangsuo.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- A Brief History of Humankind and a common notebook, the flavor of books and the light of the early morning sun make her show a sweet smile now and then.
This is a scene in Xinshan Bookstore taken by the reporter recently. Wang Yizheng, a student of English College of Sichuan International Studies University, was an intern of Xinshan Bookstore and is used to reading here.
Being the same with Wang Yizheng, lots of Chongqing people are happy about more and more high-quality brick-and-mortar bookstores around them.
The core of bookstore is books all the time. But how do the bookstores invite more people to enjoy cultural service?
Brick-and-mortar bookstores with various characteristics
High-quality books win readers’ favor
Observant people can find that whether Chongqing Bookstore or many privately operated bookstores are trying to create their own characteristics in recent years. Bookstores are not only a place to sell books, but also are becoming a comprehensive cultural consumption place being popular among citizens.
“Clessence Bookstore is 20 years old and she seems to be a close friend who accompanies with me for 20 years.” Wang Qiao, a professor of Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, says that she will still visit Clessence Bookstore wherever it moves.
“I benefit from books with humanistic spirit in the bookstore for a life.” Wang Qiao recollects that she bought How to Use Your Eyes published by SDX Joint Publishing Company in Clessence Bookstore in 2006. She was impressed by a chapter “How to see X-ray film” of this book.
Yang Yi in charge of Clessence Bookstore introduces that there almost are 25,000 books, including arts, humanity, finance and economics and science which accounts for almost 1/5. Yang Yi says that they have already realized the importance to cultivate scientific spirit of teenagers in early period.
Xinshan Bookstore, which started less than one month ago, focuses on books of life aesthetics. Li Hui, the founder, says that authors, publishing houses and appearances of books are standards to choose books.
“Dream+” Children Reading Growth Experience Museum, created by Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group, was opened to the public on June 1st. The museum not only collects over 500 kinds of excellent picture books with international awards, including Flora and the Flamingo, but also classifies these picture books about characteristic cultivation according to needs of children at every age. It is convenient for parents to effectively choose suitable books for their children.
Bookstores bring more pleasure for citizens
“A story can continue to be told as there is time to accompany and guard. All is the best arrangement.” It was posted on the Weibo by a citizen Chen Fang on August 12th to recollect the scene to take part in autograph session of Invitation to Wine in Time Bookbar on August 11th.
Bookstores are cultural landmarks of a city and also are warm places with humanistic spirit. Yang Yi says that parents will send their children to Clessence Bookstore to read books and take them home after work in winter and summer holidays. There are lots of fans of the bookstore for its warmhearted activities.
The reporter knows that the bookstore will hold free lectures, salons and concert sharing sessions and other kinds of activities to attract people. “Sharing session of France chamber music”, held in Clessence Bookstore on July 22th, attracted almost 200 people. Wang Qiao says that the more diverse functions the bookstore has, the more pleasure it brings to people’ life.
“Good books, places to read books and regular interchange of minds are the core quality of bookstores.”Yuan Yu says.(Translated by Chen Dandan, Fathom Language Limited)