The library on the beach

A Chinese architect has created what must be one of the world's quietest reading spaces, on a beach outside the city of Qinhuangdao.

18 May 2015

There's no road access, so readers have to walk along the beach - and many are flocking to use its facilities.

The Daily Mail profiles the new library, taken from a Chinese news source, which stands only a few metres from the waves. 

Books are ranged over two floors in a building that makes the most of natural light. 

Read more and view the gallery of images via the links on the right. 


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