Tag Archives: bookshops

China’s bookstore wins Bookstore of the Year Award at London Book Fair

(13 Mar 2019)  China’s bookstore chain brand Fang Suo Commune clinched the Bookstore of the Year Award of London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards. It beat BOA Bookstore of Vietnam and Unity Books Wellington of New Zealand on the shortlist to win the award. Find out more from the original story here.  


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Beijing subsidizes brick-and-mortar bookstores in digital era

(19 July 2018) Beijing municipal government will hand out 50 million yuan (7.46 million U.S. dollars) in subsidies every year to help brick-and-mortar bookstores survive in downtown areas. The government’s information office said on Tuesday that from 2018, the yearly budget will be appropriated to support 150 brick-and-mortar bookstores. According to the subsidy plan, each […]


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Borrow a book, buy it later if you like

(11 September 2017) Nine bookstores recently joined a book-sharing program in Hefei, Anhui province, China, after a trial that took place over a month and a half. That brings the total number of outlets to 10. With a smartphone application and a 99 yuan ($15) deposit, a reader can borrow up to two books from […]


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China’s first library bookstore opens in Anhui

(3 January 2016) A large library bookstore was opened to readers on 3 January 2016 in the Tongling City of east China’s Anhui Province. The Tongling City Library, also a Xinhua bookstore, was jointly established by the local government and the Xinhua Publishing Group, the first of its kind in China to promote transformation of […]


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Taiwan’s bookstores closing fast due to high rent, shrinking sales

(29 September 2015, Taipei, CNA) The number of bookstores in Taiwan has decreased by nearly a third in the past decade due to high rentals, slim profit margins and declining reading habits among people in the country, the Chinese-language Apple Daily reported Tuesday. This year alone, several iconic bookstore chains in Taiwan have shut up […]


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