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The best online bookstores in Hong Kong

From fiction, biographies, cookbooks, to art books, these online book stores will deliver your paperbacks and hard bounds anywhere in Hong Kong

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Tatum Ancheta
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While some would prefer digital books and flip on a Kindle screen, there's still a lot of people who love to hold a real book in hand. If you're catching up on your reading and finally finished with the pile of paperback on your bedside table, delight in the fact that some of your favourite Hong Kong bookstores actually deliver. Whether you're into new or used books, you can replenish from these online bookstores.

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Best online bookstores in Hong Kong

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  • Yau Ma Tei

The popular bookstores and cafe in Yau Ma Tei closed their video disc shop temporarily, but the coffee shop is open and also accepts takeaway. And while people can still drop by to buy books, those who would rather purchase books for delivery can head to their online shop. Kubrick offers a good range of books, quirky poetry books, and indie magazines. You can browse through various unique titles from their online site, order, and expect your books to be delivered within a week's time. For enquiries email or call 2384 8929.

Bleak House Books
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  • San Po Kong

While the indie bookstore Bleak House Books in San Po Kong has been temporarily closed for walk-ins since March, shopping for books is currently available on their online store. Bookworms can choose from fiction to nonfiction titles. Their website offers free delivery for all online orders of $500 and above. They also have a young adult book subscription ($800) called Pickwick Club that offers a yearly subscription of 12 to 16 books (used but in good reading condition) hand-picked by Bleak House Books staff. Subscribers can expect reading materials from Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, John Green, to E.L. Konigsburg.

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui's premier English-language bookstore is also available for online shopping. As one of Hong Kong's oldest and most trusted booksellers, their online store curates various titles from fiction, non-fiction, bestsellers, academic textbooks, travel books, magazines, and Chinese books. Online purchase of more than $500, gets the shopper an instant R.E.A.D. membership that entitles the members to a 10 percent discount on all purchases (except for textbooks, sale items, special order, and gift coupons). Visit their website to browse their various offerings.

Book Wise
www.bookwise.com.hk

Book Wise

For parents who are currently looking for reading materials for their kids at home, Book Wise might be your best stop. This family-run online bookstore offers an array of children books carefully hand-picked by the owners. From fiction storybooks, encyclopaedias, to board books, and cookbooks, you'll find a variety of options from their online store. They also sell puzzles, dollhouses, and other wooden toys on the site. If you're looking for a product that you can't find on the site, message them and they will try to find it for you.  

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BooksMart
booksmarthk.com

BooksMart

BooksMart is a small bookstore located in Kwai Fong that has been operating for 10 years, and has over 10,000 books in stock. Their brick and mortar store is temporarily closed, but they accept online orders. The website is rudimentary, and a little outdated but their selection of titles are of good quality and sell at a very affordable price compared to other stores. They only accept cash on delivery, so buyers can examine the conditions of the books before paying for them. Visit their online store to browse on various titles from biographies, award-winning books, and other bestsellers.  

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