The 800-square-meter Hillside Bookstore at the foot of Sheshan Hill in Songjiang opened to business recently.
Run by SDX United Press Ltd and Lingang Group, the bookstore sells 6,000 titles of books, offers film and music shows, and serves coffee as well.
There is an eight-meter-high screen wall in the atrium lobby covered with leafy plants. Bookshelves look like tree branches to create the feeling of a “forest of books”.
The underground floor has a café; the second floor is a multi-function room for events; and the third floor has a kitchen, a lounge, a studio and an outdoor terrace.