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Top Choice Books in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Eslite

You could spend an entire evening inside this swanky three-floor Taiwanese bookstore, which features a massive collection of English and Chinese books and magazines, a shop selling gorgeous stationery and leather-bo…
Books in Kowloon

Hong Kong Reader

Run by a handful of young people, this is a bilingual bookstore-cafe with an intellectual bent. If you’re looking for the likes of Derrida or Milosz, this is the place to go. Check the website for the latest literar…
Books in Kowloon

Swindon Books

This is one of the best locally run bookshops in the city, with an excellent range and knowledgeable staff. Strong on local books and history in particular.
Books in The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island

Flow

A sprawling jumble of secondhand English titles covers almost every inch of Flow. You’ll need some patience to find whatever you're seeking; alternatively, let the friendly owner, Lam Sum, guide you to the right she…
Books in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Cosmos Books

This chain-store branch has a good selection of China-related books in the basement. Upstairs are English-language books (nonfiction is strong). Enter from Lun Fat St.
Books in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Basheer

Haunt of architects and designers, Basheer has a strong collection on everything that's designed, from animation and architecture to product and jewellery.
Books in Central District

Hong Kong Book Centre

This basement shop has a vast selection of English-language books and magazines, particularly business titles.
Books in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Kelly & Walsh

A good selection of art, design and culinary books plus a handy kids’ reading lounge.
Books in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

ACO

ACO (Art & Culture Outreach), a breezy bookstore specialising in tomes on art and culture, has set up shop inside the old Foo Tak Building (富德樓), alongside other artists' organisations. It also has a cafe that m…
Books in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Eslite Spectrum

Eslite's Cityplaza branch spans 49,000 sq ft over two storeys in the mall. Catering to Tai Koo's mainstream middle-class vibe, this branch offers, besides books, a large selection of lifestyle products, as well as a…