Page opens on Shanghai Book Fair
The city's highest bookstore will open next Monday on the 52nd floor of the Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest building.
Duoyun Books, the brand’s flagship shop, is also one of the many venues for the upcoming Shanghai Book Fair.
The fair, from August 14 to 20, will feature writers from home and abroad, interesting new books, more new venues and many field trips, exhibitions and interactive events.
“I’m kind of a bookworm, but my new-generation son doesn’t spend so much time on reading," said Yang Qiling, a loyal fan in his 40s, who has been going to the fair for more than 10 years.
"It is quite nice that the book fair in recent years often has some fun activities, new technology or exhibitions that I can bring my son too and hope to encourage him to read more."
There are some 1,273 events planned for this year's fair, with more likely to come.
That is already 120 more events than last year’s fair.
Jing’an District will host field trips to cultural and historical places such as Shaanxi Road N. This has many old buildings associated with literature and publishing, including the publishing house of the Chinese encyclopedia “Cihai.”
Duoyun Books, covering an area of 2,200 square meters with 16,000 types of books, will be home to many seminars and book launches, while also hosting the theme exhibition of Shanghai International Literary Week. This year’s theme is “Homeland.”
China International Publishing Group will bring more than 5,000 types of foreign-language books to the fair while two foreign editors will also attend for the first time to interact with readers.