Zhengyang Bookstore (正阳书局)

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76 Langfang Ertiao
Opened as a labour of love, the piles of yellowing, dog-eared books that fill every corner of this small shop clearly belong to a man with a hording obsession. Owner Cui Yong’s fascination with old Beijing led to a collection that became the shop’s stock. Though some of what takes up room here would frankly be better recycled into something more worthwhile, there are still some fascinating written records of Beijing’s history and Cui himself is more than willing to chat with customers about his beloved city in a thick, local accent.

One of Beijing's lesser-known bookshops.
Venue name: Zhengyang Bookstore (正阳书局)
Opening hours: 9am-9pm.
Metro: Metro: Qianmen subway station
English address: 76 Langfang Ertiao, (Off Qianmen Dajie), Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 前门大街廊房二条76号(近大栅栏)
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