A coffee and wine bar that stocks books? Have we got our info mixed up? Apparently not, because Shangshuba is another source of English language books also located in the southern area of Book City. The coffee and wine bar is a complicated mix of modern and old. Most of the books here are about designing and other similar subjects. Reading books can be very enjoyable here: black patterns decorate the ceiling, while the shelves are stocked with various old books and magazines stemming from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. You can also find comic books on the shelves here. Throughout the store, Western and Chinese culture play against each other. For example, the bar is furnished with Chinese style chairs and soft Western style sofas or porcelain vases while wine openers are sold just beside it. There’s also another room within the ‘book bar’, with big shelves and tables on all sides. This room is actually quite spacious and is a great place to read books with your friends or to sit and chat. Prices are quite reasonable, with fruit juices costing around RMB 20. Coffee prices are about the same as Starbucks.