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17 Spots In Asia No Book Lover Can Resist

Brace yourself for some serious bookish eye candy.

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1. This One Under a Gigantic Japanese Cedar Umbrella

Akita International University Library (Open 24/7)
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2. This Shop Where Books Mingle with Retro Cameras and Non-Literary Oddities

Books, Actually in Singapore.
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Books, Actually in Singapore.

3. This Light and Airy City Library

Hanno City Library in Saitama Prefecture, Japan
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Hanno City Library in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

4. This Crowd-Funded Library Bar

Mori’s Reading Room in Tokyo stocks books requested by patrons (some as far away as the USA) who donated the seed money.
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Mori’s Reading Room in Tokyo stocks books requested by patrons (some as far away as the USA) who donated the seed money.

5. This 7 Floor Metropolitan Library

Seoul Metropolitan Library

6. These 80,000-plus Buddhist Printing Blocks

The Tripitaka Koreana inside Haeinsa Temple South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea is to print the complete Buddhist works. The original set was destroyed in 1232 by a Mongol invasion. King Kojong had it remade. (And yeah, it took a loooong time to remake).
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The Tripitaka Koreana inside Haeinsa Temple South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea is to print the complete Buddhist works. The original set was destroyed in 1232 by a Mongol invasion. King Kojong had it remade. (And yeah, it took a loooong time to remake).

7. This Maze-Like Book Room

Bangalore State Central Library in India

8. This Tallest Bookstore in China

Times of Paper in Xiamen, China promises to match prices with dangdang, competitor to Amazon. They cover the price difference with coffee vouchers. Sorry, tea lovers.
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Times of Paper in Xiamen, China promises to match prices with dangdang, competitor to Amazon. They cover the price difference with coffee vouchers. Sorry, tea lovers.

9. This In-Need-of-a-Ladder Library

Paju Book City Library in South Korea

10. This Has-a-Sweet-Ladder Used Bookshop

Tsaoji Secondhand Bookstore in Tainan, Taiwan

11. This Has a Less-Sweet Ladder Med School Library

Library of the College of Medicine at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea
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Library of the College of Medicine at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea

12. This Needs-a-Trampoline Picture Book Place

Iwaki Museum of Picture Books in Fukushima Prefect, Japan
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Iwaki Museum of Picture Books in Fukushima Prefect, Japan

13. This Scaffolding-Necessary Book Mecca

Shiba Ryōtarō Museum in Higashiosaka, Japan was built to house Shiba Ryōtarō's collection of books from around the world. Many Japanese consider his books as a kind of guide to life.
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Shiba Ryōtarō Museum in Higashiosaka, Japan was built to house Shiba Ryōtarō's collection of books from around the world. Many Japanese consider his books as a kind of guide to life.

14. These Works Tucked Under Silk and Wood

National Library of Bhutan in Thimphu All books are in the Tibetan style, (printed or written on hand-made paper stacked between wood and wrapped in silk).
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National Library of Bhutan in Thimphu All books are in the Tibetan style, (printed or written on hand-made paper stacked between wood and wrapped in silk).

15. This Outdoor Bamboo-shelving Library

Green School Library in Bali, Indonesia

16. This Nest-Feel Village Library

Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe Village, Huairou District, Beijing, China with sticks covering the glass facade.
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Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe Village, Huairou District, Beijing, China with sticks covering the glass facade.

17. This Guy's Shop Who Saved Books From WWII Bombing

Seikando Bookstore in Matsumoto, Japan
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Seikando Bookstore in Matsumoto, Japan

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