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Wall of books attracts readers in Foshan

ByZHENG CAIXIONG in Guangzhou (chinadaily.com.cn) Update:2021-03-19


A spectacular 16.2-meter-high wall of books has become a new tourist attraction in Foshan's Nanhai district in Guangdong province. [Photo by Zheng Erqi/For chinadaily.com.cn]

A public library has recently become a new tourist attraction with its display of more than 30,000 books forming a 16.2-meter-high wall in Nanhai district of Foshan, a prosperous Pearl River Delta city in Guangdong province.

Readers can select books as they walk along the staircases in front of the giant book wall.

The library, topped with a glass dome, is located in a busy mall in Nanhai district's prime shopping area. Foshan itself is about 20 kilometers from Guangzhou, the provincial capital.


A reader is dwarfed by the wall of books. [Photo by Zheng Erqi/For chinadaily.com.cn]

The spectacular book wall, which extends from the second to the fourth floor, is attracting a large number of readers and other visitors. From below, it seems to be a steep, colorful cliff.

Many visitors are surprised to find such a beautiful scholarly venue in a busy shopping mall. They can borrow books from the self-service machines at the entrance.