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Yi Jian Library
    • ADDRESS:
      No. 3, Lane 205 Nanchang Lu,
      near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      一见图书馆 南昌路205弄3号, 近陕西南路
    • PHONE:
      6219 8835
    • WECHAT:
      yijianlibrary01
    • DISTRICT:
      Huangpu
    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from South Shaanxi Rd
    • HOURS:
      Mon, Wed-Sun, 9.30am-9.30pm
      Tue, 9.30am-2pm
    • WEB:
      -
    • OPENED:
      Unknown. Listed since May 2020
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      A truly lovely little spot in the city. Yi Jian is not a bookstore, but a membership-based library slash quiet space. A tiny storefront on Nanchang Lu in spotless white leads into a six-story villa. The minimalist interior is done in wood and beige, and when the sunlight comes through the French windows and hits the books… it’s just a lovely experience. Most of their 10,000+ books are in Chinese, but you may find some of the owner’s personal collection in English on world history. Many people also purchase a membership (starts at 688rmb quarterly) to use Yi Jian as a quiet space to work or study.
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