A complete guide to Bookstores in Beijing  北京书店大全

Address: Building 4, Sanlitun Nan Lu, Changyang
Phone: 010-6586-9507
Open Hours: 9am-2am daily
Credit Cards: All major Chinese and Foreign credit cards
are accepted (except AmEx)
Internet: Free WiFi wireless internet access
Map to the Bookworm

A haven for expats, journalists and literary types, the Bookworm has the best selection of English language books and
magazines in Beijing and is often cheaper than Amazon. It isn’t just the best place to buy magazines, foreign-language titles
and borrow books, but also one of the city’s most popular places to relax with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or catch a talk by
an international author. Speakers have included Peter Hessler (Author of
River Town and Oracle Bones), John Pomfret
Chinese Lessons), Jasper Becker (The Chinese), Tim Clissold (Mr. China) and Rachel Dewoskin (Foreign Babes in

  • Chaterhouse booktrader

Address: Shop B107, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang
Phone: 010-6587-1328
Open Hours: 10am-10pm
Transportation: Subway Line 1 at Yonganli
Credit Cards: All major Chinese and Foreign credit cards are accepted
Internet: Free WiFi wireless internet access

At present the only foreign-language bookshop in Beijing to rival the Bookworm, Chaterhouse is a bit more like visiting a
typical Borders store in the West. It’s not particularly huge, but the shop nevertheless stocks a good selection of
bestsellers, literary chlassics, crime, sport, cooking, history, popular psychology and business titles.

  • Wangfujing Bookstore 王府井新华书店

Address: 218 Wangfujing dajie
Phone: 010-6525-2592
Website(in Chinese): www.wfjsd.com/default.asp

One of the city's biggest and most comprehensive bookstores. You'll find a smattering of original English editions and a
good range of Chinese language learning materials on third floor.

  • Wangfujing Foreign Languages Bookstore 北京市外文书店

Address: 235 Wangfujing dajie

The whole of the top floor is devoted to English-language fiction and non-fiction.

  • Scholar Books
Address: Fourth Floor, Sun Dong An Mall, Wangfujing Dajie
Open hours: 9 am-9:30 pm
Phone: 010-6512-5722

  • Beijing Book Building (Xidan Book Store) 北京图书大

Address: 17 Changan Avenue West, Xicheng District
Transportation: Subway line 1 at Xidan (exit B or C)
Phone: 010-6607-8459
Website(in Chinese): www.bjbb.com/index/index.php

China's crowning Beijing Book Building, a multilevel fortress stocked with hundreds of thousands of books, magazines,
maps, and learning materials. The English-language selection is slim, yet travelers still love browsing here.

  • Kempinski Hotel's Bookstore

Address: Ground floor, Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
Open hours: 9am-6pm
Phone: 010-6465-3388

Exhaustive international travel book selection and some fascinating, inexpensive postcards of old Beijing.

  • Yansha Tushu Tiandi  燕莎图书天地

Address: Fifth floor, Lufthansa Shopping Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
Open hours: 9 am-9 pm
Phone: 010-6465-1188
Good selection of  history books on Beijing

  • Cuckoo Bookstore 布谷鸟书店

Address: NBS4, B1/F, China World Shopping Mall (next to the Bank of China), 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District
Open hours: 9.30am-8pm daily
Phone: 010- 6505-9286

Although small, this pricey store has an impressive selection of foreign magazines.

Address: 60 Fuxingmennei Dajie, Xicheng District
Open hours: 9:30 am-10:30 pm
Phone: 010-6601-3204
Transportation: Subway line 1 at xidan (115, exit E)

Downstairs is a small bookstore with a few English-language titles. Upstairs is a tranquil, traditional teahouse, ideal for a
quiet read during the day.  

  • Zhongguancun Book Building 中关村图书大厦

Address: 68 Beisihuan Xilu, Haidian District
Open hours: 9 am-9 pm
Phone: 010- 8267-6696/97/98
Website(in Chinese): www.zgcbb.com/index.asp
Transportation: Bus 47、735、751、718、982、983、740、840 or 835 at Haidian

Located in the university district, this store is up there with Xidan and Wangfujing in terms of range of English-language
titles. Head to the third floor for English books, which can be found alongside a broad selection of textbooks for Chinese-
language study.

  • Feng Ru Song Bookstore 风入松书店

Address: 1/2 block east of Peking University's South Gate, Haidian district
Open hours: 9 am-9 pm
Phone: 010-6262-5939
Website(in Chinese): www.forestsong.com.cn

Specializing in humanities- and social science-related titles, this store stocks only Chinese-language books.

  • Haidian Foreign Languages Bookstore

Address: At the Zhongguo Haidian Tushucheng, south of Beijing University
Open: 9 am-6:30 pm
Phone: 010-6252-9345

  • Disanji Bookstore 第三极书局

Address: 66 Beisihuan Lu (opposite the south gate of Peking University),
Haidian District
Open: 9 am-9pm daily
Phone: 010- 5128-2300
Website(in Chinese): www.d3j.com.cn
This gigantic store is billed as the biggest Chinese-language bookstore in the world.

  • Beijing International Book Store 北京国际书店

Address: 117 Xisihuan Beilu, Haidian District
Open: 9am- 9pm
Phone: 010-8849-9030

This huge bookstore in Beijing's far west stocks a large range of English-language titles

  • Haidian Book City     海淀图书城

Address: 36 Haidian Xidajie, Haidian District
Open hours: 9 am-6 pm Daily
Phone: 010- 6257-3167

Haidian Book City gets props for its enormous size alone – its four stories house nearly 200 shops that sell the biggest and
most up-to-date collection of publications you can find in the city. Books available cover a range of topics, including
literature, sociology, economics, science and technology, plus a limited selection of English fiction in the basemen.

  • Guo Lin Feng Bookstore 国林风书店

Address: B1/F, Haohai Lou, Haidian Book City (south of Haidian Qiao), Haidian District
Open hours: 9am-9pm
Phone:010- 6253-4371

Located in the basement of Haidian Book City, and a little hard to find, this store has a decent selection of English and
other foreign language books.

  • The Beijing Language and Culture University Press Bookstore

Address: Chengfu Lu, Haidian District
Open hours: Weekdays 9 am-5 pm, Saturday 9 am-4 pm
Phone: 010-8230-3653

  • Sanlian Taofen Bookstore 北京三联韬奋图书中心

Address: 22 Meishuguan Dongjie (East of National Art Museum of China), Dongcheng District
Open hours: 9am-9pm daily
Phone: 010- 6407-1664
Transportation: Bus 803 from north of Wangfujing subway stop (exit A) to Meishuguan

Filled with quality philosophy and art books. Head up to the second floor to find a large range of English-language editions
and a small cafe. The store also organizes occasional lectures and has a good magazine selection.

  • All Sages Bookstore 北京万圣书园

Address: 123 Lanqiying, Chengfu Lu, Haidian District (near south gate of Tsinghua University)
Open hours: 10am-10pm daily
Phone: 010- 6276 8748

Although it doesn't have many English-language titles, the range and quality of All Sages' Chinese titles and the stylish
cafe on the second floor make it one of the best bookstores in Beijing

  • Designer Books 北京迪塞纳图书
Address: Bldg 2, 3 Desheng Xiezilou, Babukou Hutong, Gulou Xidajie, Xicheng District
Phone: 010- 6406-7653
Open Hours: 9am-6pm

They stock all you could want in terms of domestic and international design books.

  • Garden Books
Address: 44 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District
Phone: 010- 6585-1435
Open Hours: 8am-8pm

This new English-language bookstore above Sequoia Cafe (in the former location of Tim's Texas Bar-B-Q) is the Beijing
branch of a Shanghai favorite.

  • Le Petit Gourmand  小美食家

Address: 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District
Phone: 010-6417-6095
Open Hours: Daily 9.30am-midnight. bar open until 2am
Credit Cards: All major Chinese and Foreign credit cards
are accepted (except AmEx)
Free Wi-Fi internet access

A lending library/French bar and restaurant that has a great selection of secondhand English and other foreign language
books. Membership is RMB 150 for 6 months or RMB 250 a year, this entitles you to borrow 3 books at a time.

Art/craft  bookstores

  • The China Bookstore 中国书店

Address:115 Liulichang Dong Jie, Xuanwu district
Open hours: 9 am-6:30 pm
Transportation: Subway line 2 at Hepingmen
Phone: 010 6317 5607
Website(in Chinese): www.zgsd.net/index.shtml

The China Bookstore offers an incredible selection of Chinese art books, including titles on calligraphy and photography.

  • 798 Art Bookshop

Address: Off Jiuxianqiao Lu, Dashanzi
Open: 10:30 am-7:30 pm Daily
Phone; 010-6438-4862, 010-6437-6248

798 Arts District in Dashanzi, just off Jiuxianqiao Lu on the eastside of the city, offers an unparalleled opportunity to
become familiar with Chinese contemporary art. Bookshops in the district may serve as perfects gifts and reading material

  • Timezone 8 Bookstore and Cafe 现代书店北京艺术书屋

Address: Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
Open: 10am-8pm Daily
Phone; 010-8456-0336
Owner: Robert Bernell

Crammed with glossy tomes, this is the place to come for books on contemporary art, architecture, photography and
design, as well as books on the history 798 itself. An extension of the bookshop, Timezone 8 Editions, also serves as cafe,
restaurant and exhibition space, where film screening and author events occasionally take place.

  • Cans Bookshop  798 罐子书屋

Address: 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Dashanzi art District, Chagyang District 北京市朝阳区大山子798艺术区D09-17号
Website (Chinese only) :

Cans bookshop specialize in art books and have a good selection of Chinese and Western books.

Children's Bookstores       儿童书店

  • Big and Little Books 小逗号儿童书店
Haidian Area
Address: Shop 4001N, 4/F, Golden Resource Mall, 1 Yuanda Road, Haidian District
Phone: 010- 8887-6648, 010-6436-5197

Lido Area
Address: B-05, Zhonghuan Shopping Mall, Upper East Side (Yangguang Shangdong), Chaoyang District
Phone: 010- 5130 3446
Open Hours: Daily 10am-7pm

Changyang District Area
Address: Shop 20, Tower 11, Kensington Park, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District
Phone: 010-6533 6535

Specializes in imported English language children's books, including a range of books in creative formats that are great for
younger readers.

  • Ivy Kids Book Club
Address: Bldg E, Ocean Express, 2 Dongsanhuan Beilu (behind Silver Tower), Chaoyang District
Phone: 010- 8446-7286
Open Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-12.30pm, 1.30-6pm; Sat 10am-6pm

The Ivy Kids Book Club offers the best selection of English children's books in Beijing, with over 1,400 titles suitable for
children between 0 and 6 years-old. The book club is open to the general public, although students of Ivy Academy and Ivy
Bilingual have priority in joining. Membership RMB 400/year for individuals and RMB 600/year for families.

  • Poplar Kids Republic Bookstore 蒲蒲兰绘本馆
Address: Rm 1362, Bldg 13, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District
Phone: 010- 5869-3032
Open Hours: Daily 10am-6.30pm

One of the most extensive children’s bookstores in Beijing. The unique design encourages children and their parents to
stop by, read together and enjoy the in-store facilities, which include a comfortable play area.

  • Peekabook House 皮卡书屋
Address: 2/F, Huatengyuan Club, Jinsong Qiao, 54 Dongsanhuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District
Phone: 010-8773-8382/5884
Open Hours: Tue-Sun 9.30am-8.30pm

Address:2/F, Wanliu Shequ Shenghuo Guan, 15 Wanliu Zhonglu, Haidian District
Phone:010-8256-7276, 8256 6324
Open Hours: Tue-Sun 9.30am-8.30pm

A library for kids, Peekabook House offers a wide range of English titles and also video and audio materials for rental.
Based on similar stores in the US, the library organizes plenty of activities including reading clubs, story time, arts and
crafts and more. They can also help readers to purchase books from abroad

  • Children's Bookstore

Address: 50 Qianmen Avenue, Xuanwu District
Transportation: Subway Line 2 at Qianmen

You do not have to be a child to enjoy browsing through this store. There are lots of picture books and children's stories
lining the shelves, including books on ancient Chinese history. Although most of the books are in Chinese, if you enjoy
collecting children's books or need something special for someone small, this is a good place to start. Crayons and other
arts and craft materials are also sold.
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