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A visitor is shown having his face scanned at the entrance of Beijing's first smart bookshop in Tongzhou District in southeastern Beijing, March 12, 2018. The self-operating bookshop is open 24/7 and employs robots with scanners instead of sales assistants. It has received hundreds of visitors since it opened in January. At least 20 more of these shops are expected to open in Beijing in 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com/Li Xuefeng]

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A visitor reads a book at Beijing's first smart bookshop in Tongzhou District in southeastern Beijing, March 12, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com/Li Xuefeng]

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A robotic scanner stands inside Beijing's first smart bookshop in Tongzhou District in southeastern Beijing, March 12, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com/Li Xuefeng]

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the visitors don't go to such a shop to buy books; they go there to experience the novelty. Chinese don't read books. These shops are doomed. At best, visitors come to browse and possibly photograph the pages of some books, then go home.

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