239 physical bookstores in Beijing received nearly 100 million yuan of financial support
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 23 Nov (Reporter Zhang Manzi) the reporter learned from the Office of the Joint Conference of physical Bookstores in Beijing that a total of 239 bookstores in Beijing received support from physical bookstores in 2019. Including 85 characteristic bookstores, 10 of the most beautiful bookstores, 2 of the most influential bookstores, supporting funds totaling nearly 100 million yuan.
As an important urban cultural infrastructure, physical bookstore carries the taste of the city and embodies the cultural heritage of the city, which is an important part of the construction of the national cultural center. According to the person in charge of the joint conference office of the Beijing physical bookstore, the focus of Beijing's support projects this year is on rent subsidy projects, incentive projects and government purchase services. Among them, the "rent cost" subsidy is the top priority of this year's support. On the basis of carrying out budget cost performance accounting analysis, Beijing has issued the rent subsidy standard for physical bookstores in various districts, totaling more than 5300 yuan, an increase of 30 percent over 2018. A total of 143 bookstores received rent subsidies, accounting for nearly 60 per cent of the approved rental costs of the shortlisted bookstores.
In order to promote bookstores to improve the quality of cultural services, provide multicultural products, and meet the growing public cultural needs of citizens in the capital, Beijing will focus on special subsidies for 24-hour bookstores in 2019. In the end, 14 24-hour bookstores were supported, partly reducing the cost of extending the operating hours of the bookstores and encouraging more unclosed bookstores to light up the night sky in Beijing.
It is reported that by the end of September this year, there were 285 physical bookstores in Beijing, an increase of 28.1 percent over the same period last year. Beijing physical bookstore is changing to the characteristics of reading space and the specialization of management division of labor.