Chengdu Ranks 2nd Nationwide in Number of Bookstores

Authors: Go Chengdu

2018-08-28

On August 25-26, the Asian Bookstore Forum 2018 was held here in Chengdu.
Asian Bookstore Forum 2018
The event brought together celebrated contemporary Chinese writers, representatives from famous domestic bookstores, and big names in the Chinese publishing industry, who probed into the inter-growth between bookstore and city. At the scene, a ranking of domestic cities in terms of the number of bookstores was released. It shows that Chengdu, following Beijing, ranks second on the list with a total of 3,463 brick-and-mortar bookshops.
Recognized as one of China's top 10 cities of digital reading for 3 consecutive years and the City of Bookstores in China in 2017, Chengdu has long been a place with vibrant cultural atmosphere, where local citizens enjoy reading very much.
"Chengdu is culturally enriched," said Mr. Zhou Guoping, a prestigious Chinese writer. In his view, the bookstores around Chengdu offer a rewarding lifestyle to the local residents, and make more people love reading.

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