At the Tianjin Binhai Library, rows upon rows of book spines are mostly images printed on the aluminium plates that make up the backs of shelves. Photo: AFP

Futuristic Chinese library defends use of ‘fake books’

Bungle over planning approval means books cannot be stored in the atrium, which only has images of volumes printed on the walls, says official

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At the Tianjin Binhai Library, rows upon rows of book spines are mostly images printed on the aluminium plates that make up the backs of shelves. Photo: AFP
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