The world's most Instagrammable bookstore just opened in China

Feb 12 2019, 9:47 pm

Some libraries and bookstores are designed with so much aesthetic appeal, they are attracting Instagram enthusiasts as much as they are bookworms.

One newly opened bookstore in China has gone viral for its intricate interior design that looks like an optical illusion.

Designed by a young Chinese designer LiXiang, the store features stairs that mimic the mountains of the city and glass ceilings. People are saying the complexity and attention to detail of the design resembles an MC Escher painting — check out the example below.

 

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Located in Chongqing in Southwestern China, the bookstore is the latest branch of Chinese chain Zhongshuge, which has branches in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Chengdu. This particular store holds more than 80,000 books.

Scroll through the galleries below to treat your eyes to some book-filled beauty at Zhongshuge.

 

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Do you think the above bookstore earns the title of the most Instagrammable display of books in the world? Before you make the call, here are some others for you to assess.

Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

 

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Cuypers Library, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

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Zhongshuge, Yangzhou, China

 

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Civic Museum of Palazzo Mosca, Pesaro, Italy

 

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New York Public Library, New York City, USA

 

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Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Montreal, Canada

 

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Libreria Acqua Alta Di Frizzo Luigi, Venice, Italy

 

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Binhai Library, Tianjin, China

 

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Green Square Library, Sydney, Australia

 

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Rhode Island State Library, Providence, USA

 

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Stockholm Public Library, Stockholm, Sweden

 

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