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'Enclave Independent Bookshop' Features Hidden Spaces for Reading

 - Jan 16, 2018
References: archdaily
Reading is a deeply personal activity, and the Enclave Independent Bookshop, which just opened in Shenzhen, China, offers readers discrete spaces for curling up with their folios. The shop employs a series of tilted bookshelves that clear space for small, isolated niches behind the shelves, and readers can nestle into those literary caves to get some quiet privacy while they read.

Though the bookshelf in Enclave Independent Bookshop is indeed a single shelving unit that wraps around the perimeter of the interior, its serpentine shape allows for space behind the shelves as well as in front of them. There are small, low archways built into the shelves so people in the shop can access those areas, and the niches have cushions and couches on the ground to make reading there as comfortable as possible.