Top Bookstores in Xian
As an ancient cultural city of China, Xi’an has many bookstores to explore. Almost all kinds of books can be found in the bookstores including books on literature, academics, art, economics, politics, education, practical life, engineering, science and technology, computers, as wel as some old books. In recent years, bookstores are designed into cultural recreation places with unique decorations and nice atmosphere, besides reading or buying books, you can also have a good time at the bookstores. The following is the most worth visiting bookstores in Xi’an.
Xi’an Antiquarian Bookstore (西安古旧书店)
Antiquarian books, thread-bound books, these nouns seem to be far away from us. The antiquarian book industry, once a thriving cultural industry, is also quite strange to us nowadays. However, as an important cultural component in human history, antiquarian book will revive rather than decline.
Location: No. 102, Nanyuanmen, Beilin District (碑林区南院门102号)
Opening Hours: 09:00-19:00
Yan Ji You (言几又)
The books have the same content and the same price as the ones in other bookstores, the difference lies in the comfortable atmosphere. Exquisite decoration is one of the major features of the book store. In addition to full collection of books and nice atmospheric environment, there is also a section left out for art crafts such as Retro keyboards, alarm clocks, European ornaments and gift bags. Even if you don’t read, choosing a gift here is also a good choice.
Location: Building B, Maike Business Center, Intersection of Zhangba 2rd Road and Jinye Road (锦业路与丈八二路交叉口迈科商业中心B栋)
Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
Located nearby Tang Paradise, Qujiang Bookstore is known as one of the most beautiful libraries in Xi’an. Different from the traditional bookstores, it integrates books, shopping, leisure, culture and entertainment together, providing readers a novel cultural experience. The total area of the bookstore is 18,000 square meters with 4 floors, including nearly 120,000 kinds of books, making it a book center rather than a store. The decoration style of Qujiang Bookstore is simple and fashionable with modern style.
Location: 1F, Building No. 10, Furong Xintiandi Square, intersection of South Furong Road and West Furong Road (雁塔区芙蓉南路1号芙蓉新天地10号楼)
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00