Bookshelf of the Week: Chengdu Bookshop

Following last week’s multimedia offering, we return to the normal format for this week’s Bookshelf of the Week with this rather enchanting shot of a little bookshop in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province in China, as captured by Dutch traveller Alice de Jong (aka kattebelletje) during a recent trip to the region.

I adore this shot because despite the rain the bookshop still remains warm and inviting. And while there may be others who could contest the title of smallest, there will be few who would beat this little Chengdu bookshop on charm alone. I love it, but what do you think fellow reader?

My thanks to Alice for sharing such a wonderful image, and if you love this shot and images of China in general then I urge you to pay a visit to Alice’s Flickr photostream. Having spent a year studying in China and numerous visits thereafter, it would seem that Alice’s love for the country knows no limits. She has a real eye for photography too, and although you will have to trawl through a good number of cookery-based images (it seems Alice’s love for cooking is even greater than her love of China – if that’s possible :)) then you will be rewarded with some wonderful images of the Orient.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).

Comments

  1. Haha, “cookery-based images”, that is very funny indeed! Thanks for your lovely post.

  2. Stujallen (Twitter: stujallen)
    says:

    a great shot by alice ,looks a great shop

  3. Gorgeous little shop! 🙂

    • Rob (Twitter: robaroundbooks)
      says:

      I think ‘little’ is the key word there Darren. I’m not sure if lil ole chubby me could even fit in it – I jest. Of course I could! 🙂
      Warmest
      Rob

  4. What a lovely photograph. It makes you want to go in and look around doesn’t it

    • Rob (Twitter: robaroundbooks)
      says:

      Although, looking around doesn’t look like it would take that long, does it Tom? 🙂
      Warmest
      Rob