老外看台灣/老外不解台灣書店一片漆黑 店員曝背後原因超暖心

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<p>The Wuguan Bookstore in Kaohsiung. (Photo courtesy of @u/JoeyKaotykGWC)</p>

The Wuguan Bookstore in Kaohsiung. (Photo courtesy of @u/JoeyKaotykGWC)

【看CP學英文】書店經常能帶給書蟲們一種平靜的氛圍,供他們開心的在排排的書櫃間尋找自己所愛的故事。然而,若整間書店被泡在一片漆黑中,那又會是什麼樣的感覺?

Bookstores often evoke a sense of peace and quietness where book-lovers can freely roam between shelves. Would the same be true in a pitch-black bookstore though?

近期,一名網友在美版PTT論壇Reddit上分享台灣一間漆黑的書店,除了照亮書本、桌子和其他商品的微弱展示燈外,沒有其他的日光燈,讓許多外國人感到非常疑惑。

A recent post on Reddit shows a Taiwan bookstore immersed in the darkness where lights only illuminate books, tables and other merchandise, leaving many foreigners bewildered.

The Wuguan Bookstore in Kaohsiung. (Photo courtesy of @u/JoeyKaotykGWC
The Wuguan Bookstore in Kaohsiung. (Photo courtesy of @u/JoeyKaotykGWC

貼文中陰暗的照片引來外國網友質疑,其中有人表示「這一切看起來都很不錯…直到有人跌倒,臉直接撞上桌腳。」

The dimly lit picture evoked numerous responses from the members and friends of the foreign community who questioned the bookstore’s real intentions, with one commenting “It’s all fun and games until someone falls over and slams their face on the table.”

其實,這間書店為高雄駁二區的「無關實驗書店」。

The bookstore is actually the “Wuguan Bookstore” (無關實驗書店) located in Kaohsiung, Pier 2.

Photo courtesy of 無關實驗書店/Facebook
Photo courtesy of 無關實驗書店/Facebook

而伸手不見五指的燈光設計是因為老闆希望讀者可以專注在書本身上,心無旁騖的忘記周遭環境。

In fact, the reasoning behind the pitch-black bookstore lies in the owner’s goal of letting readers focus on the books and forget about their surroundings.

據報導,書店背後的理念著重在讓顧客回顧小時候那一本讓人放不下的書。

According to various media reports, the concept behind the store is for customers to remember their childhood, when there was a book that they just couldn’t put down.

當晚上熄燈後,躲到被窩下開啟手電筒,只為了「再看一頁就好」的感覺是無關書店希望重建的氛圍。

If parents turned off the lights, most kids would duck under their bedsheets and shine a flashlight to continue reading. With this observation in mind, a similar “ambiance” was replicated in the Wuguan Bookstore.

此書店也引來外國網友關切,許多人在貼文下表示一旦有機會,必定前往好好享受漆黑的書香氣息。

The bookstore has since received much attention among the foreign community with many promising to go soak in the eclectic bookstore as soon as they get the chance.

The exterior of the Wuguan Bookstore. (Photo courtesy of 無關實驗書店/Facebook)
The exterior of the Wuguan Bookstore. (Photo courtesy of 無關實驗書店/Facebook)