Backdated entry, written June 10.
The Beijing Book Building is a tribute to bibliophiles everywhere, a seven-floor mansion containing tens of thousands of titles in several languages, each floor well-lit, prim and proper. Only the basement floor, where they keep their English-language originals, is not densely populated with customers.
I was there to take pictures for ESPN The Mag (story here), but I spent an extra hour looking around, eventually buying a couple of English-Chinese dictionaries, which have proven indispensable. Here are some pictures.
The Fuwas welcome you!
Beijing Book Building is also one of the government-approved locations for buying official Olympics merchandise.
Afterwards, because it was raining outside, I slipped into a Starbucks to transmit my story to ESPN The Mag, then went to Nainai's for dinner.
Kaila! Jordan! Kevsther!
3 years ago