Word matters

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/26 13:38:39

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT

 "Young people sometimes come in the early morning to rest here before heading to Tiananmen Square to witness the flag-raising ceremony."

So said Sun Yi, manager of Yanchilou China Bookstore in Di'anmen, Xicheng district, when giving an introduction of the 24-hour bookstore to reporters. As a joint effort of Xicheng government and China Bookstore, the bookstore was opened two years ago with an aim to create an all-day reading space for the public. According to Beijing's policy, 24-hour bookstore owners are able to get government subsidies from the city's cultural development plans. For the bookstore, which is still in a deficit, creating social impact by providing better services to more people is more important than gaining profits. (Source: Beijing News)


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