Recently, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and National Radio and Television Administration jointly issued the list of the eighth national advanced collective for serving farmers and serving grassroots cultural construction.The Subu branch of Lu'an Xinhua bookstore was selected on the list in the category of book distribution units . Only 14 grassroots level book distribution units in China received this award.
Subu branch of Lu'an Xinhua Bookstore is located in the old revolutionary base area of Dabie Mountain in Western Anhui Province. It has two employees and is responsible for the distribution of teaching books and tutorial materials for primary and secondary schools in Subu town,which consists of three townships with a population of 70,000.Since its establishment in 1955, Subu store has continuously strengthened infrastructure construction, created a cultural atmosphere, promoted activities to benefit the people, extended service capacity, optimized service mechanism and expanded service contents, which has provided strong support for the rural development and cultural and educational undertakings of Subu town. It has been highly praised by the local government and the people, and has been rated as Excellent Rural Network by the provincial and municipal Xinhua Bookstore for many times ,and has been named as the demonstration shop of the Ten Thousands of Villages and Thousands of Townships Project by the Provincial Department of Commerce.
Keeping in mind the "mission" of spreading cultural knowledge and inheriting the red gene, the Subu store actively publicizes the party's principles and policies, adheres to serving agriculture, rural areas and farmers, and improves its service ability in an all-round way. It has become cultural disseminators in old revolutionary base areas and a close friend for local people by doing everything possible to meet their needs. Based on the local personnel structure and the situation of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery, the stock of books and other commodities are mainly used to serve agriculture, rural areas and farmers.In order to alleviate the difficulty of buying books for the local people, the store also carries Mobile POS machines, carefully prepares and displays books, sends books to the fields, and realizes zero distance service, so that the people can first understand the national policies, regulations and situations, and master the technology of planting and breeding.In order to meet readers’ needs, the store has expanded the service items of pen, ink, paper, schoolbag and ball games, and added couplets, central scrolls, New Year pictures, almanacs and other new year goods that ordinary people can see and buy. Through a variety of ways to send knowledge, culture and service, culture is truly transformed into the source of farmers' wealth, and social benefits are remarkable.The store sets up red culture book counters so that the grassroots people in the new era can better understand the red culture.At the same time,Subu also actively undertakes the task of distributing the documents of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China to ensure that the local people can read the party's theoretical innovation achievements at the earliest time. Subu is also trying to work with local schools to promote traditional Chinese culture to bathe the students in the atmosphere of loving the party and the country.