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.

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Driving up into the store.

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


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

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