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Harbin, China – Created by HMA Architects & Designers, the new (and immense) M.I. Bookstore in Harbin provides private biophilic nooks for its bibliophilic visitors.
Chengdu – The Yan Ji You flagship, designed by Kyle Chan, in Chengdu is really challenging the idea of a bookstores binding together nine different stores.
Guiyang, China – While designing another Zhongshuge bookstore, Li Xiang of X+Living was inspired by karst cave landforms.
Amsterdam – Shanghai-based designer Li Xiang remembers a time when offline retailers would skimp on design budgets. How did that change so much in barely five years?
Xi’an, China – In Xi’an, the YJY Maike Centre flagship helps mark a new era for bookstores and the city.
Shanghai – Influenced by contradictions in the life of Shanghai, Italian creative Alberto Caiola incorporates ideas of past and future into hybrid designs.
Amsterdam – Philippe Starck doesn’t just design spaces: he seems to redesign whole industries, introducing new typologies to the retail and hospitality business.
Hangzhou, China – The new Harbook bookstore by Alberto Caiola in Hangzhou respects the traditionalism of bookstores while proposing a contemporary iteration.
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – In the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates, Pallavi Dean interiors find a way to make Al Rawi more than just a bookstore.
Xi'an – The city that erected an army of terracotta might know a thing or two about grand visual statements. Case in point: the White Comedy Zhongshu Bookstore.
Amsterdam – M+R brings a digitally integrated design to subscription management client ILGE’s multifunctional retail and co-working space.
CHENGDU – Part bookstore, part library; the magical world of literature has been brought to life in a unique setting in a shopping mall in central China.
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