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Old China Hand Reading Room, Shanghai

Old China Hand Reading Room - Shanghai, China
Old China Hand Reading Room
Shao Xing Lu 27, Shanghai, China 200020Map
Between Ruijin Er Lu and Shanxi Nan Lu
+86 21 6473 2526
Neighborhood: Old French Concession Area

Opened in 1996 by a Shanghai-based photographer, the charmingly literary Old China Hand Reading Room is a throwback to more cultured times in Shanghai. Located in the old French Concession area, this cafe/reading room resembles a rarefied library, adorned with Chinese and Western books, paintings and Chinese antiques. Customers are free to peruse the books on the comfortable sofas and chairs. Old China Hand also schedules monthly exhibits of art and photography, and musical performances. The usual supply of coffee and tea are available to keep customers refreshed. There is a small menu with cakes and other snacks.

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Nightlife General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Coffee, Tea
  • Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard, amex, discover, diners
  • Nearest Train: Shanxi Nán Lu
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