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Shanghai Book City

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The Shanghai Book City is renown for its seven storeys of books and merchandize. However, I found... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Bookworms Paradise

Expats flock to Shanghai Book City as one entire floor is devoted to English-language books. Grab a... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Lisa M
Shanghai Region, China
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“One of the World’s Top Book Stories ”
10 Nov 2018
“Great bookstore for Chinese people!”
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No.465 Fuzho Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
+86 21 6391 4848
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was simply amazed at the shear number of titles this incredible institution carries! I was thrilled to find the translation of my book LETTERS TO A YOUNG ARCHITECT there, and that too on a shelf for best selling books! The staff was very patient...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

This is an impressive bookstore. Non Chinese should look elsewhere. Seven floors and side shops fill this massive place. This is definitely a place to go if you are curious about a brick and wall bookstore functioning very successfully.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank panaderoxyz
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Looking for books on Shanghai or Chinese Culture? interested in buying CDs on Chinese Music? This is the right place to be. Get down at Peoples Square Metro Station, parallel to Nanjing Road is Fuzhou Road. Once inside this book store enquire for English Books...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

The Shanghai Book City is renown for its seven storeys of books and merchandize. However, I found in my recent trip that it is even more interesting, personally, to go into the many shops surrounding the Book City. These shops sell not only books but...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Aikhong
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This book centre has numerous books in its seven floors but all of them are in simplified Chinese. If you don't know this language then don't come here.

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank sych2014
Reviewed 29 October 2016

It is an impressive 7th floor bookstore on Fuzhou road that has a big variety of books, therefore it is considered a book Paradise for Chinese people and it is very crowded. There are signs that will guide you (both in English and Chinese) to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank ThanosFot
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a big bookstore. Seven floors of books.... unfortunately just one corner, less than a quarter of one floor (7th floor) of English books. If you read Chinese there's loads of books. I don't often go to a book shop and come out empty...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank percyvakil
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Expats flock to Shanghai Book City as one entire floor is devoted to English-language books. Grab a Starbucks coffee from the cafe inside the multi-level bookstore and spend a rainy day just flipping through pages. There is an entire floor for kids as well with...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 20 November 2013

The 4-story building cannot be missed if you walk along Fuzhou Road with big words painted on the side of the building '上海书城‘ which means Shanghai Book City. You can possibly find every book you ever wanted, in mandarin of course. Only drawback is that...More

Date of experience: November 2013
4  Thank fuschial
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