Tucked away inside the 798 Art District is Paragon Book Gallery which history is worth writing a book about. It was first founded in Shanghai in 1942 by a Jewish refugee couple who closed it down and re-opened the bookstore in New York and then Chicago in the 50s. Then in 2014, it reopened its store in China in Beijing, almost 72 years after it left the Mainland. This outlet at 798 is its second store in the city. Paragon is regarded as a foremost source on Asian art books and is a literary paradise for academics and bibliophiles-alike. Housed inside this rustic, industrial bookstore are thousands of titles on Asian art and history as well as an immense catalogue of rare and out-of-print books that you only can find among its shelves.