In the current times of e-readers and electronic tablets Hong Kong continues to host a good range of book stores which tend to offers wide variety of books including text books and learning guides.
Some of the most popular book chains are listed below. All of these offer a wide range and choice of books and magazines. The retail stores belonging to these chains are organized by language and besides English they also offer publications in various other languages including Chinese, German, French, Italian and Japanese.
This local book store chain offers a wide array of non-fiction titles in both English and Chinese on diverse subjects like art, education, self-help, education, travel and more. The chain’s books on China are especially recommended.
This crowded bookshop specializes in French publications including books, magazines, newspapers, music CDs and DVDs. The store’s repertoire includes French cookbooks, books on art and travel as well as comics and children’s books. Librairie Parentheses also accepts orders for books.
Tel: 2526 9215
14 Wellington Street
An international chain specializing in art and design-related books. Also stocks a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles and magazines, in both English and Chinese. There are three branches: Causeway Bay, Kowloon Tong and Tsim Sha Tsui.
Tel: 2506 0381
An Australian chain with 13 branches located throughout Hong Kong. Offers a wide range of English-language books, including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and travel guides. It also provides a special ordering service for customers wanting hard-to-find titles.
Tel: 2865 0421
Bookazine offers one of the best selections of English-language books and magazines in Hong Kong. The chain stocks over 900 magazine titles and over 20,000 book titles, as well as stationery, cards, calendars and gift items. It has 10 outlets located in shopping malls throughout Hong Kong.
Tel: 2866 7528
An online bookstore specializing in hard-to-find titles. Its website lists over a million different titles imported from around the world. Paddyfield also offers Chinese versions of popular bestsellers.
Tel: 2511 4211
One of the oldest English-language bookstores in Hong Kong, Swindon sells a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books. It has an online bookstore and it operates two book store chains namely Kelly & Walsh and Hong Kong Book Centre.
13-15 Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: 2366 8001
Bloomsbury is known for being the best supplier of law books in Asia. The store stocks all sorts of legal literature that covers Administrative Law to Tort and includes practitioner texts including Common Law Library for barristers, solicitors and in-house counsel, and textbooks, casebooks, statutes and study aids from all the major publishers for students. The store also has law books that pertain specifically to Hong Kong and China as well as legal biographies and law dictionaries. Additionally the store also has good collection of business books and also offers secondhand law books and reports.
Tel: (852) 2526 5387
Second Hand Bookstores
The Chapter House
Located in Stanley Market, the Chapter House sells second-hand books, specializing in both fiction and non-fiction English titles.
10 Stanley Main Street
Tel: 9268 9006
Flow is perhaps he most popular second hand book store in Hong Kong which offers comic books, children’s books, fiction and non fiction books along with second hand DVDs and CDs. Flow has a second outlet in Sai Kung.
29 Hollywood Road