The Sanlian Taofen Bookstores
The Sanlian Taofen bookstore in Beijing is one of the most famous in the city. In 2014, they conducted a grand experiment by opening one of their bookstores for 24 hours. That experiment proved to be a great success. In April of 2015, they announced that the experiment would be permanent. Now, Beijing’s ye shen xian (“Night gods”, or the Mandarin equivalent of “night owls”) have a place to kick back and read all night!
A second Taofen bookstore near the Tsinghua University campus is expected to convert to a 24 hour format sometime in 2015.
- http://www.dianping.com/shop/1762081/review_more (User reviews from Dianping.com about the 24 hour Beijing bookstore.)
- https://www.contemporarynightowl.com/2015/05/ten-of-the-worlds-great-late-night-bookstores.html (TCNO blog post from 2015 about ten noteworthy bookstores worldwide that stay open late at night.)