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Young overseas returnee builds special book house
Updated: 2020-12-25    Source: Zhongshan Daily Large Medium Small Print


Cold winds swept over the fields in Zuobu Village of Nanlang Town, Zhongshan during the severe winter weather. Xu Jiajie, 24, was welcomed by his parents on his return from Chile, and he devoted himself to the construction of the Zuobu Book House and homestay.

"I am Xu Jiajie, the founder of Zuobu Book House in Nanlang Town, and I am a native Zuobu villager. After studying in Chile for 2 years, I returned to my hometown in 2019. With the help of my family, I set up the Zuobu Book House, which is open to the public for free." In the glass book house, every tourist can see these messages from him.

At this time, the book house has a collection of more than 5,000 books, most of which were purchased by Xu. Other books were donations from readers of all walks of life. The book house has a unique shape and is surrounded by paddy fields. Tourists can not only enjoy reading but also the beautiful countryside scenery there.

The Rice Field Music Festival held in 2019 made Zuobu Village a famous place, and the Zuobu Book House also became a must-see spot. The nearby parking lots have always been full of cars on weekends. Even on workdays, the book house has been packed with tourists. Therefore, Xu Jiajie has had to expand the outdoor spaces so that visitors can find a place to sit on the rooftop or terrace.

He also turned the fields outside the book hous into parent-child experience fields to carry out leisure pastimes, agricultural sightseeing, and other outdoor activities. He also bought a collection of Chilean red wines for wholesale and retail, which has increased his income. The book house promotes the catering and tourism of Zuobu Village.

He started from scratch, managed to build the book house and kept improving the book house. It does represent the love a young men for his hometown.

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