June 17th, 2010

From McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

The latest Short Imagined Monologue from an aggrieved Comic Sans, begins
Listen up. I know the shit you've been saying behind my back. You think I'm stupid. You think I'm immature. You think I'm a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I'm Comic Sans, and I'm the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes fucking Gutenberg.
The whole thing is available at http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/monologues/15comicsans.html.

Both this and the previous link are from Felix Salmon's blog at Reuters.

Bookstores, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.

(This post is mostly to jog my own memory.)

I found some of the biggest bookstores in three of the biggest cities in China. I bought many books, but nowhere near as many as I wanted to. So, for the next visit:

Beijing:
Wangfujing Book Center (王府井书店)
218 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District
Beijing 100006
(东城区王府井大街218号)
Tel: 010-6513 2842, 010-6525 2592
Open Daily 9:30am-9pm
http://www.wfjsd.com/
Subway: Wangfujing (王府井) Line 1 (1号线)

Guangzhou:
Guangzhou Goushu Center (广州购书中心有限公司)
123 Tianhe Lu,
Guangzhou
中国广东广州天河路123号
Tel: 020-3886 4208‎
Metro (地铁): Tiyu Xilu (体育西路)‎ Line 1, Line 3, Line 3 Extension (1号线, 3号线, 3号线支线)

Shenzhen:
Shenzhen BookCity Mall, Central Business District (深圳书城中心城‎)
2014 Fuzhong Road 1,
Shenzhen
广东省深圳市福田区福中一路2014号
Tel: 0755-23992162
Metro (地铁): Shaoniangong (少年宫)‎ Line 4 (4号线)

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Pointer to bookstores in Beijing and Shanghai: http://www.china.org.cn/english/LivinginChina/196122.htm, which suggests I should visit

Shanghai Book City (上海书城‎)
465 Fuzhou Road,
Shanghai
中国上海福州路465号
Tel: 021-63914848‎
http://bookmall.com.cn
Metro: East Nanjing Road (南京东) Line 2, Line 10 (2号线, 10号线)
or
People's Square (人民广场‎) Line 1, Line 2, Line 8 (1号线, 2号线, 8号线)
(not particularly close to either stop)