HEADLINE First unmanned bookstore opens in Beijing

HEADLINE

First unmanned bookstore opens in Beijing

People's Daily app

15:56, March 24, 2018

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The first unmanned bookstore in Beijing has opened at the International Book Mall in Tongzhou District. The 24-hour bookstore uses the facial recognition system. Customers can choose books, scan the code to pay and leave as they like.

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The outlet with a futuristic look brought a whole new experience to customers.

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A breath of life permrates the bookstore. Besides books, it sells stationery, drinks, snacks and succulents .

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More cashier-free bookstores are to open in office buildings, malls, universities and communities this year. 

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