Chinese Premier Li Keqiang praises Beijing’s first 24-hour Bookshop April 24, 2014 – Posted in: bookshops, Reading / Literacy – Tags: Bookstores, China
This one might take the World Book Day cake.
On World Book Day in China Premier Li Keqiang sent a letter to the staff of Beijing’s Sanlian Taofen Bookstore.
Recently the bookshop, which is owned by the China Publishing Group Corp, started a government-funded trial period of staying open 24 hours a day.
And it looks like its working.
Li praised the creative idea of a 24-hour bookstore and that it sets a good example for nationwide reading and hoped it could become a spiritual landmark of a city to make reading a common practice.
Hmm.. “could become a spiritual landmark…to make reading a common practice” – Take that world leaders.
Of course, as with any establishment staying open 24-hours, you will have to deal with this:
But seriously, a concept worth exploring in major metropolitan areas around the globe.