ATG Quirkies: M.C. Escher Comes To Life In This Bookstore

by | Feb 15, 2019 | 0 comments

This post in the Daily Mail describes  “the Zhongshuge Bookstore in Hangzhou, China as “a bookstore straight from the pages of a book lover’s fantasy” that “has been brought to life in an impressive architectural feat.”

“Optical illusions and mirrored ceilings make the Zhongshuge Bookstore in Hangzhou, China feel never ending as thousands of colourful covers are reflected from wall to wall. The book shelves in the Shanghai shop morph into steps for readers to sit and rest on, while children’s areas are turned into enchanted woodland with tree trunk shelves and huge statues of mushrooms. The stairs are reminiscent of M. C. Escher’s Relativity – a 1953 lithograph print depicting a world in which the normal laws of gravity do not apply…”



(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies) 

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