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.
Four published contributors of The Shanghai Literary Review join Editor-in-Chief Juli Min for a panel discussion about creativity, work-life balance, and the nuts and bolts of their practice. Featuring Aiden Heung in poetry, Hannah Lund...
An open mic and literary salon, hosted at Yijian Library on Nanchang Lu, Saturday August 22, 2-4pm. Sign up for a reading spot in the QR on the poster, or just stop by to hear works read by local writers, enjoy complimentary coffee and...
Nine places that combine great design and the printed word.
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