You probably have come across or at times, taken the trouble to enter a bookstore before. For the not-so-intellectual mind, a bookstore seems like a blank brick wall to look at. Well, bookstores get a lot more interesting than the books they hold, at least the Times bookstore in Indonesia does. The 1300 sq m place boasts some 100,000 books, all lined up neatly. The store was designed by a firm known as The Asylum. The building is two-stories high and looks like a glowing light box from a distance. The bookstore, situated in the Karawachi Village also has an indoor garden with two tree structures, made out of cane into which you can crawl and snuggle into cushioned seats to read a book.
The second floor of the bookstore houses a café, complete with sofas and lamps, while the store itself is adorned with wall murals with laser-cut names of famous authors. The new arrivals are placed on beautifully cut curvy shelves, sure to turn heads. Indeed a book lover’s paradise, the Times bookstore in Indonesia makes one fall in love with reading once again.
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