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Wuhan, China – Wutopia Lab remoulds a foreign bookstore born from China’s 1979 economic reform and opening-up policies as a cultural symbol.
Xi’an, China – Gonverge Interior Design built E Pang Bookstore, a retail space where futurism meets humanism in Xi’an.
Barcelona – Barcelona boutique, bookstore, gallery and restaurant Darial is a product of designer Djaba Diassamidze’s holistic approach to curation.
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.
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