Monday, November 20, 2017

"China's futuristic library: More fiction than books"

Yahoo:

Those rows upon rows of book spines are mostly images printed on the aluminium plates that make up the backs of the shelves.

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"We can only use the hall for the purposes for which it has been approved, so we cannot use it as a place to put books," Liu laughed, adding that they would likely soon have to remove all those temporarily on display.

There's another quirk: The irregular white stairs have proven hazardous for selfie-snappers with eyes glued down to their phones or up at the stylish ceiling.

"People trip a lot.