Caixin
Jan 31, 2019 06:07 PM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

Taiwan Model Draws Customers to Mainland Bookstores

A bookstore at Maike Center in Xi'an, in Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on Dec. 19, 2018. Photo: VCG
A bookstore at Maike Center in Xi'an, in Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on Dec. 19, 2018. Photo: VCG

Huang Jinqi, an engineer based in Silicon Valley, is in Beijing to celebrate the Chinese New Year with his family. He chanced upon a bookstore in the trendy shopping district of Sanlitun — one he said be a rare find in the U.S.

“In the U.S., you don’t see many bookstores where you can sit, flip through books and drink coffee. It’s indeed nice to see that in Beijing,” the 29-year-old told Caixin, while sipping a hot latte at the bookstore’s coffee bar with the Chinese version of Dan Brown’s Origin in his hand.

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