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The Sanlitun book hub has long been the hotspot for the city literati, hosting not only an extensive library of English-language publications, but a range of writers' talks and groups, its own literary festival and various other cultural happenings.
Membership to the lending library starts at 200RMB for six months, allowing you to take out two books at a time for up to two weeks. As for purchases, the shop area is compact, but stands out in its selection of translated Chinese fiction and non-fiction, from both Chinese and China-based authors – the aspiring China Hand can learn it all here. It’s also the most reliable spot to pick up issues of local periodicals such as Spittoon and the Shanghai Literary Review.