Beijing's best book and stationery shops

Great spots for book lovers in Beijing

Kubrick Beijing
Beijing has a lot of great book shops but these ones are really outstanding places to browse the day away whether you're looking for a book to read, like at the Beijing Bookworm, or a spot to pick up stationery supplies and calendars.

Sanlitun

The Bookworm (书虫)

A haven for expats, journalists and literary types, The Bookworm 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.

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4 Sanlitun Nan Lu (Sanlitun, Chaoyang)

Moleskine

Moleskine brought the sexy back to the ordinary notebook. At their Sanlitun shop, you'll find an array of sleek notebooks, journals and diaries for any type of person, from the world traveller to the business exec. Laptop bags, camera shells, pens and pencils are also available.

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19 Sanlitun Lu

Cozy B02k

Stepping into Cozy B02K is the book equivalent of walking into a delicatessan filled with delicious foods from around the world. Come here for an impressive collection of English language books as well as Chinese art books and an excellent selection of Chinese and Japanese comic books and graphic novels.

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16 Gongti Donglu

Page One (Sanlitun)

The Sanlitun branch of this art and design focused bookshop offers two floors of well-curated Chinese and English language works, as well as a good selection of stationary and gifts.

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19 Sanlitun Lu

Qianmen

Book Design Shop

The Book Design Shop takes a sparse, specialist approach. Look for Beijing titles like the multidisciplinary ’zine on Chinese urban spaces Concrete Flux, the art publication Bajia, and The Cleaver Quarterly. International names include The Gourmand (UK) and Encounters (Singapore).

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23 Yangmeizhu Xiejie

CBD

Page One (CBD)

The warm lighting here provides the perfect environment for reading and browsing. The biggest section by far is the Art & Design part of the shop, but Page One also boasts a wide selection of fiction, management, hobby, food and drink and travel books.

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1 Jianguomenwai Dajie (CBD, Chaoyang)

Dongzhimen

Kubrick Bookstore (库布里克)

Kubrick is a cool, contemporary space, which stocks both classic and off-piste Chinese-language books, as well as a limited English-language selection. Beyond the books, there are specialist magazines from around the world, cute ranges of stationary and table dedicated solely to succulents. 

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1 Xiangheyuan Lu (Dongcheng, Dongcheng)

Wudaokou

All Sages (万圣书园)

Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling books is the hallmark of this scholarly hub. Browse for hours through their piles of Chinese language books, or have a quiet coffee in the simple café.

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123 Chengfu Lu

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