Dukou Bookstore on Julu Road

I was in Dukou Bookstore today with Hengge and two other friends. After lunch at Hengge’s home, and wandered near Blogbus’s office, we finally decided to visit the newly opened bookstore. It is at the Julu Road, and the Fumin Road, in Jinan District.

Pictures of the Dukou Bookstore

The door of the store:

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The major bookshelves.

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Chairs and tables. They serve coffee and tea, but don’t expect it as professional as a cafe. However, it is good to stay there for sometime for exchange of some hours of free reading time.

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The counter

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The owner of the bookstore – xia5

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The garden outside the big window.

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Sunny afternoon is the best time to visit, when the sun pours down and hit the wall. This is the small garden facing the Julu Road…

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Books

They have some nice books. I like the taste of the books, although I doubt how many people will like it. For example, I didn’t learn to appreciate the value of these books years ago.

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They have good magazines, pretty rare magazines.

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Details

I love the small post box at the entrance of the gate:

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Location and Time

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Their location is

828 Julu Road, Shanghai (巨鹿路830号)

between Fumin Road, and Changshu road (富民路和常熟路间)

Time: 10:30am to 8:30pm

Tel: +86-21-62496339

Drawing Lessons

Recently, I tried to draw what I saw, and sometimes get frustrated about how to arrange the lines to make sure I can replicate what I see on my paper. Here is my drawing lesson today:

Look at all the parallel lines. The extension line must meet at the same point, and this helps people to draw.

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P.S. Thanks Xia5

Thanks Xia5 for allowing me to take photos inside her bookstore.

I’d recommend my readers to go there and pay a visit. It worth a sunny afternoon.

10 Comments

  1. that’s really a wonderful bookstore, I will visit DUKOU when I go around Huaihai Road.

  2. Thank you for introducing Dukou Bookstore. Please give us more suggestions. btw, please take me off. Thank you again.

  3. 别出心裁的书店,有时间一定来глять

  4. It is in Jing’an Districtl(静安区).

  5. That a funny coincidence, I also went there on Sunday and found it to be a very nice place. And now you post these wonderful pictures that give a very good impression of how the store looks like. Great!

  6. the bookstore reminds me of the bookstore in the movie “notting hill”,small but pretty

  7. is the bookstore’s name from one of Cai qin’s songs

  8. I have no idea why the name comes from. Maybe xie5, the owner, can help on this.

  9. Mr. Wang, thank you, and the name is not from the song, just a coincidence.

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