What Do People Buy From Corner Stores In China? [Headlines]
Jonah Kessel traveled across China and photographed shopkeepers with their top-selling items.
- 10 october 2011
I spent China’s October holiday traveling across the country on a work trip. In each city I visited, I went to a small corner store (known in China as xiaomaibu 小卖部). Such stores sell a range of goods similar to convenience stores, but usually packed into a tiny space. Many xiaomaibu‘s are so small that you cannot walk into them, but have to ask the vendor for what you want through a window.
I asked the person manning each store to tell me the most popular item they sold, and then took a portrait. Danwei