You might possibly recognise this bookstore as you can find it in most malls in Beijing. But its latest opening in the CBD is apparently of its higher-end ‘City Books’ brand. We can’t honestly say there’s a difference in the books that they carry to appeal to this ‘higher-end’ market, but its design aesthetic at this venue is decidedly different from its other locations. Gone are the light woods and green-themed spaces. This branch features dark woods and panels, glass and is a lot more spacious with generous seating areas. Perfect then, for taking a break from all that walking at the massive China World shopping complex.