“When the Binhai Library opened in the Chinese coastal city of Tianjin in October of 2017, it attracted a flood of visitors and a flurry of social media photos straight away. And no wonder, considering it is absolutely stunning. At first glance, the bright white atrium appears to be covered with row upon swirling row of colorful books stacked on a continuous wave of curving, terraced shelves. That is not altogether true, however.

While the library‚Äôs modern design is unquestionably beautiful, there is a slight catch: The books lining this literary repository are not actually real…”

(Thanks to Katina for today’s Quirky.)