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Friday, October 26, 2012

China: Antique Market

I returned from about two weeks in Beijing on Tuesday and have just overcome some pretty intense jet lag. I have a few book posts I'm excited to share. First up is my visit to the antique market, or Panjiayuan. I absolutely loved visiting the market. There were beautiful trinkets, jewelry, cameras and, most importantly, hundreds of used books.


I resisted the urge to buy a lot of beautiful books that I wouldn't be able to read or fit in my suitcase to bring home, but I spent over an hour browsing and found so many great things. Including, to my surprise, Grace Bonney's Design*Sponge at Home.


The world is so big and sometimes seems unseeable in one lifetime, but things like this still make it feel so small.

While in Beijing I also visited a wonderful library/bookstore that I can't wait to show you. Hopefully I'll have that up early next week but getting back into the swing of things in life and in work has been taking up quite a bit of time.

In the meantime, here are the books I took with me
& a closer look at Design*Sponge at Home

2 comments:

Cassie said...

What a beautiful site! I, too, would have been able to stand there for an hour. I love your book blog! I'm a new follower!

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