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The Beauty of Books in China


The Beauty of Books in China is an annual book design competition hosted by Shanghai Press and Publication Administration. Top book designers from home and abroad are invited as judges every year for the event to select 20 best designed books published in the Chinese mainland, which are then crowned as the Beauty of Books in China and sent to Leipzig, Germany, to compete for the title Best Book Design from all over the World.

Books are judged and singled out for merit with regard to overall design, match of content and layout, role of design in enhancing functionality of the book, harmony of design and feel of the book and use of technology in designing.

In November, 2013, the contest celebrated its 11th anniversary. The number of its winners amounted to 229, 13 of which were awarded the title Best Book Design from all over the World after the competition. The Beauty of Books in China has become a Chinese cultural brand and facilitated outstanding book designs from China in going global.


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