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Librairie Avant-Garde (Wutaishan)

G/F, Wutaishan Stadium, No.173 Guangzhou Road, Gulou District, Nanjing, China
+86 25 8371 1455
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This is a great bookshop that is not typical of shops in China. I didn't see any books in English... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christine H
Cute Bookstore!!

Most of the books are in Chinese but I did ask and was directed to the English book section. It was... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
ShelbySkidmore
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G/F, Wutaishan Stadium, No.173 Guangzhou Road, Gulou District, Nanjing, China
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+86 25 8371 1455
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"an underground parking garage"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great bookshop that is not typical of shops in China. I didn't see any books in English but found a massive range of postcards, a really nice little gift shop, and a great cafe. People are encouraged to hang out and read...More

Thank Christine H
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Most of the books are in Chinese but I did ask and was directed to the English book section. It was limited with mainly classics. They have postcards to mail for 3RMB but I’m not sure if they can be internationally mailed. If you’re a...More

Thank ShelbySkidmore
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Not only is the library beautiful (with nice stuff to buy at reasonable prices) but it's also located in a beautiful place with historical style. It was rainining when I was there and the weather was really gloomy, but it was still worth it.

Thank Maja_Mei
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Very unique decoration and display where you can find features of history, culture and intelligence. Take a book you like, stay reading in its central reading place, feel it and you'll never forget

Thank lunevn
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

While the air con are largely under powered, do visit here just to see how an old under ground car park could be put into good use.

Thank Simon K
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

This unique bookshop used to be an underground parking lot and the Wutaishan outlet is the largest amongst all the other branches (the others are located in tourist areas such as Laomendong, the Presidential Palace etc). There is a sufficient number of sofa, benches and...More

Thank hello_there10
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Librairie Avant Garde, an underground-parking-garage bookstore in Nanjing, is one of the best of its kind. The checkout counter is built up from thousands of old books and literary verses engraved at the front. Moreover, portraits of genuiely well-known authors such as Frank Kafka, J.P....More

Thank Angelique T
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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

There has already eights franchises every store's design is a little bit different. I went to the one on Guangzhou road no.173. A smaller size but cozy shop. You go in will see some small items they sell firsr and there is a couter which...More

Thank bbbb1111
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

I read about this place from a CNN piece in 2013 and was intrigued ever since. I was exploring the city in the pouring rain one day, and just happened upon it. I ended up spending more than a few hours in the shop. Being...More

1  Thank Kong C
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

I simply love this place, it is wonderful shop, the only "minus" is that the 99,9% of the books are in Chinese. But it is still worth visiting to see the interesting architecture (former underground car parking) and to buy some beautiful post cards or...More

Thank Myroslava K
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