Chongqing has 2,473 bookstores
Released scene of the ranking list of the number of bookstores in Chinese cities.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The 2018 Asian Bookstore Forum has closed in Chengdu. The forum released a ranking list of the number of bookstores in Chinese cities. In the list, Chongqing ranked third in the cities with 2,473 bookstores, followed Beijing and Chengdu.
What are the features of the development of physical bookstores industry in Chongqing? The issuer of "ranking list of the number of bookstores in Chinese cities" accepted the interview and explained it in detail.
The number of bookstores in Chongqing ranked third in China
"Ranking list of the number of bookstores in Chinese cities" is made and issued by the Books and Periodicals Distribution Association of China (BPDAC) and a well-known publishing portal in China - Bookdao New Publishing Institute (BNPI). The data of the list shows that Beijing tops the list with 6,719 bookstores, Chengdu ranks second with 3,463, and Chongqing is in the third place with 2,473 bookstores. It is followed by these cities including Guangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Dalian and Nantong.
"There are many indicators to reflect the urban cultural development, but the number of bookstores is an important one." The relevant personnel said it is the first time to release the ranking list of the number of bookstores in Chinese cities in the bookstore industry. “In the past, statistics about the number of bookstores were usually collected at the provincial, municipal and autonomous regions level. This is the first time to collect statistics in the cities below the provincial level.”
Clessence Bookstore wins again - The Most Unique Bookstore
At last year's Asian Bookstore Forum, Clessence Bookstore from Chongqing, Librairie Avant-grade from Nanjing and Iwanami Shoten from Tokyo, Japan, won the top 10 landmark bookstore. One year later, the Clessence Bookstore wins again and is awarded "The Most Unique Bookstore". "Being unique means being remarkable." The founder of the Clessence Bookstore Yang Yi said. In his opinion, the "unique" of the Clessence Bookstore is mainly reflected in the field that there are "the library in the bookstore, the rich regional features (such as the works of Chongqing writers and counters of literature and history), as well as the leading and forward-looking places in the promotion of science books." Yang said jokingly that his personality may also be part of the "unique". "I never cater to the tastes of readers, and I only sell the books what they need to read, which are good and is worth to read.” (Translated by Jiang Yuling, Fathom Language Limited)