Balancing the books: Reporter Olivia Ho gets a taste of the bookseller’s life

On normal days, the Books Kinokuniya branch at Liang Court mall is an oasis of cheerful calm.

Strains of Vivaldi mingle with the tinkle of musical boxes in a glass display. Wandering the store’s impeccably ordered shelves, one feels as if one is sinking into a warm bath of fiction and finer feelings.

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