Bleak House Books is an indie bookstore and community space that specialises in new and vintage English books. Located in San Po Kong (not somewhere you would generally expect to see an English-language bookstore), the two owners personally curate all the shelves at the shop. The Bleak House team also host regular weekend walks and readings, so check their Facebook page for the latest happenings!
Despite the closure of English-language bookstore chains Dymocks and Page One over the last few years, there are still some great bookstores left in Hong Kong. You have your classic all-purpose bookshops that sell everything from bestsellers to stationary and indie stores that double up as a café or an art gallery – Hong Kong has got ’em all. Whether you’re looking for a classic novel to expand your literary horizons or something trashy to ease into by the pool on your next vacation, head over to these bookstores to get stocked up.
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