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China's bookstore lauches Book-sharing service

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Added On August 7, 2017

Sharing everything in China... bicycles and also books.
 
A bookstore in central China has launched a book-sharing service for readers.
 
Lifestyles takes a look.
 
Sanxiaokou branch of Xinhua Bookstore in Hefei, capital of central Anhui Province, has launched the book-sharing service.
 
To enjoy the book-sharing service, readers should first download an app called "Smart Bookstore" on their phones, register and pay a deposit of 99 yuan, or about 15 U.S. dollars.
 
Then they need to swipe the Quick Response codes on the back of the books and demagnetize them at the counter.
 
After that, they can directly take the books home.
 
SOUNDBITE (Chinese): ZHAO SHIPING, Manager, Sanxiaokou branch of Xinhua Bookstore 01:25:05-- 01:46:08
"There is an old saying in China that the book can only be read when borrowed. We hope the service will encourage people to read more books through 'borrowing'. They can borrow books in different fields to enrich their knowledge."
 
The book-sharing service aims to promote public reading. It will be introduced to 10 Xinhua bookstores as well as university bookshops in the province.
 
请配女同期 
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE): SHAN ZIYUN, Reader 02:08:02 注意这段同期视频中是分两个镜头拍的,注意衔接处铺写书店空镜,避免看上去像跳帧
"The service is very good for readers as some books are too expensive to buy, but with this service, they can borrow the books they want."