Librairie Avant-Garde – Brilliant Nanjing Bookstore

Today, just as my wandering was turning into a walk home, I passed the Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing, a bookstore in an apparently never-used parking garage. Needless to say, I was not able to resist. Though its selection of foreign-language books is apparently zero, the range of subjects and the atmosphere of the store and the cafe inside are better than anything I’ve seen for a long time. This is located on the north side of Wutaishan (五台山). More pics after the break.

Driving up into the store.


(I have no idea what’s with the cross.)



Also spotted: A Hitler biography next to one of Gen. George Patton.

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