File this under, where was this when I was a kid? Kid's Repubilc in Beijing is a bright and colorful bookstore that was carefully constructed to create a beautiful experience. Twelve colored ribbons, 100-meters long, flow through the store, whirling and twirling and guiding children to pockets of beautiful space.

It's a bookstore meant to be enjoyed by families - there's even holes of different sizes designed on the bookshelves that serve as reading spaces for children. In essence, the children become a part of the space itself.

Designed by Japanese architects Sako.

Via Oh Joy!

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  • A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!
  • OMG I want!
  • Wow, makes me wanna be a kid again!
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