The popular Poplar Children’s Book Store

Poplar Children's Book Store

Poplar Children's Book Store

I have two independent bookshops near my house and I frequent both of them – in fact, going to the bookshop for a browse is always much anticipated by my children. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have the Poplar Children’s Book Store as my ‘local’ (that’s not to say your pint-sized book nook is inadequate, Readings Hawthorn!).

Located in Beijing, the Poplar Children’s Book Store is the first specialised bookshop for children in China, stocking a combination of children’s literature from Western and Eastern cultures. Books are just part of the Poplar story – the shop is stunning and surely would rate as one of the world’s most impressive retail spaces. From the rainbow-hued entrance and window displays which give the shop an almost surreal Willy-Wonka sense of colour and scale to the multiple reading nooks, tucked away in the most unlikely places, the Poplar store is every inch incredible.

We featured a snapshot of the store last year when we looked at amazing spaces designed for children but didn’t have any details of where it was located – enjoy the pictures and let us know if you are lucky enough to pay a visit.

(via Little Miss Heirlooms)

Poplar Children's Book Store

Poplar Children's Book Store

Poplar Children's Book Store

Poplar Children's Book Store

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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