This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

A new bookstore has recently opened in Hangzhou, China, and the inside is kind of amazing to see.

The store is located just above the main plaza, within the commercial center of Star Avenue, in the Binjiang District, and adjacent to Qiantang River.

 

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

But enough with the outside, let’s have a look inside.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

The bookstore, designed by XL-MUSE, has been designed so the spaces seem huge and never-ending.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

Everything has a sense of height added to it due to the mirrors that the ceiling is covered in.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

Different areas of the bookstore are located in sections off the main hall area.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

This is the quiet reading room.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

Inside the entire bookshelf extends endlessly to the side.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

The shelves become steps that you can sit on.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

With some seats having cushions and reading lamps.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

Heading out of the reading room, you enter the main hall again.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

The next area, that runs along the front window of the store, is like a forest of mirrors.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

The white pillars are home to more books, and bench seating makes it seem like you are sitting on a log in a forest.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

You can see through this passageway that the next area is for children.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

It’s a wonderland of shapes and colors they’ve named the ‘book playground’.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

The space includes bookshelves designed as various playground facilities, like a roller coaster.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

A train…

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

A merry-go-round…

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

A pirate ship…

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

And a ferris wheel.

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng

Overall this is one of the most creatively designed bookshops we’ve ever seen!

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions

Photography by Shao Feng