Located at the Galeries Lafayette department store at Xidan Plaza, the bookshop includes a serene study hall where visitors can catch up on some work or just sit with a new book. There’s also a cultural and creative area, and younger guests can unwind in little nooks and crannies, while the floor has an eye-catching world map design.

The bookshop was inspired by the look and feel of classical Chinese gardens, while the bookshelves are both a canvas and a wall, making the rounded door porches look like paintings filled with colorful books, guiding visitors into a labyrinth. Other elements include mirrored surfaces, while the café’s layout is inspired by a classical Chinese painting called 'Qu Shui Liu Shang. Behind a door there lies a bamboo forest with simplified wooden branches.

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