A girl looks up at the ceiling at a newly opened bookstore in Beijing on July 19, 2019. (Picture: Simon Song/SCMP)
A girl looks up at the ceiling at a newly opened bookstore in Beijing on July 19, 2019. (Picture: Simon Song/SCMP)

Can live streaming help China’s bookstores survive the pandemic?

Independent bookstores try live streaming on platforms like Taobao to reach out to readers, but many hope this will be temporary

A girl looks up at the ceiling at a newly opened bookstore in Beijing on July 19, 2019. (Picture: Simon Song/SCMP)
A girl looks up at the ceiling at a newly opened bookstore in Beijing on July 19, 2019. (Picture: Simon Song/SCMP)
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