Best Bookstores And Online Bookstores For Kids In Hong Kong *UPDATED

Guide To Hong Kong's Best Bookstores!

Top Book Stores In Hong Kong - Vibe

A good bookstore is a destination for the imagination! From storytelling magic to the best deals on used books for kids to online bookstores, Little Steps has put together the top list for exploring kid-friendly bookstores and online bookstores in Hong Kong. Pick up your kiddo’s next bedtime story at one of these top picks from Central to Kowloon, and enjoy! Enjoy these top bookstores in Hong Kong, especially for children.  In this guide, you will find independent bookstores in Hong Kong, second-hand bookstores in Hong Kong, and best English bookstores (and other languages too).

For those looking for online bookstores in Hong Kong:

*Bookazine – a local favorite bookstore with fabulous website + delivery!

*Book Depository – an international bookstore that delivers to Hong Kong

*Amazon – loads of books and fast delivery

  • Top 10 Kids Bookstores In Hong Kong - Bookazine

    BOOKAZINE: Bookstore With Locations All Over Hong Kong

    This bookstore chain needs little introduction. For families in Hong Kong, Bookazine has become a staple for kid's books, cookbooks, and top sellers. With locations all over Hong Kong, they are easily accessible too. We love that they put a strong focus on local book publishers and launches. They host regular book signings and fun events for the kids. Be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook Page for details.


    Bookazine, various locations across Hong Kong, +852 2555 0431,

  • Top Book Stores In Hong Kong - Vibe

    VIBE: Bookstore In Lantau (New & Second Hand Books)

    You can find this adorable bookstore hiding in Mui Wo, Lantau. It offers second-hand books as well as new books in English, Chinese, French and other languages. It also welcomes local creators to sell their own books and musical compositions. Making this spot a local favorite!


    Vibe, Silver Centre, Shop E, Silvermine Bay, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong,

  • Top Book Stores In Hong Kong - Taschen

    TASHEN: Bookstore In Central & Online Bookstore In Hong Kong

    Taschen is a world-renowned global art book publisher and is located in Tai Kwun, Central. Their aim is to offer more quality publications by international artists and designers to Hong Kong readers, they have children’s books, history books, photo books, and more!


    Taschen, Shop 01-G02, G/F, Headquarters Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2544 8018,

  • Top Book Stores In Hong Kong - Bleak House Books

    BLEAK HOUSE BOOKS: Bookstore In Kowloon & Online Bookstore In Hong Kong (Second Hand Books)

    Bleak House Books is the latest independent bookstore in the 852, offering mainly English secondhand books. This shop was founded by an ex-lawyer and a historian and offers a fantastic collection of books, including vintage Penguin classics, vintage paperbacks, hardback fiction, and more!


    Bleak House Books, Unit 2705, Well Tech Centre, 9 Pat Tat Street, San Po Kong, Hong Kong, +852 3705 0251,

  • SWINDON BOOKS: Bookstores In Central, Admiralty & Online

    There’s something truly wonderful about Swindon Books, and it’s hard to put a finger on the reason. And although the bookstore that was located in Tsim Sha Tsui since 1918, which made it Hong Kong's oldest bookstore, has been closed since 2020. They have been online ever since, and they have both English and Chinese books for all ages. Swindon Books also runs the Hong Kong Book Centre in Central, and at Kelly & Walsh in Pacific Place shopping center in Admiralty if you prefer to shop in person.


    Swindon Books,

    Kelly & Walsh, Shop 204, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, Facebook Page

    Hong Kong book Centre, 25 Des Voeux Road, On Lok Yuen Building Lower Level, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 7064, Facebook Page

  • BOOKSMART: Online Bookstore In Hong Kong & New Territories Bookstore (Second Hand Books)

    If your Lord of the Rings trilogy is collecting dust and you’re looking for more updated reads, trade them into BooksMart in Kwai Fong, a shop tucked away in New Territories, which carries new and old books in English. There are books on virtually anything, including audiobooks, parenting, young adult novels, and more. This store is all about their customers and offers an online shop too, with a promise to personally deliver the books to you anywhere in Hong Kong. Currently, the shop is only open on Mondays and Thursdays from 11am-4pm


    BooksMart, Unit F2, 12/F, Block B, Marvel Industrial Building, 17-23 Kwai Fung Crescent, Kwai Fong, New Territories, Hong Kong,

  • FLOW BOOKSHOP & FLOW @ LILY BOOKSHOP: Bookstores In Sheung Wan And Kowloon (Second Hand Books)

    When you teach your kids the “3Rs”, make sure you set an example on reduce, reuse, recycle by bringing their unloved books, DVDs, CDs, and games to Flow Bookshop. The store is a treasure trove of finds from old cookbooks to kid's books too. They also are in partnership with Lily Bookshop, a quaint independent bookstore that has a wonderful collection of secondhand books and is located in the heart of Sheung Wan.



    Flow Bookshop, 1B Fung Wah Ind. Building, 646 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, Facebook Page

    Flow Books at Lily Bookshop, Room F & G, 1/F, Kai Fung Mansion, 189-205 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2964 9483

  • POLLUX BOOKS: Bookstores In Ap Lei Chau, Central & Online

    Take the whole gang over to Ap Lei Chau and spend a few hours sorting through the vast collection at Pollux Books. Unlike other big box stores, here, they focus on your kids first with wall-to-wall shelves stocked full of picture books, educational booklets, and audiobooks. There’s plenty of fun reads that your little ones will love and cherish for years to come, the difficulty lies in choosing! Free shipping for orders over HK$300.


    Pollux Books - Horizon Plaza, Rm 1913-15, 19/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing St, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, +82 2836 0875,,

    Pollux Books - Central,  9/F, South China Building, 1-3 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong


  • TOYS CLUB: Bookstores In Ap Lei Chau, Central & Online

    Toys Club has an affiliation with Pollux Books. Here they stock books for kids of all ages. Their starter books are great for babies to get them used to colors. For older kids there stock family favorites such as Gallop and Danny The Champion Of The World. They also have a surplus of workbooks for kids here.


    Toys Club - Ap Lei Chau, 1913, 21/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong,

    Toys Club - Central,  9/F, South China Building, 1-3 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

  • ESLITE BOOKSTORE: Bookstores In Quarry Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay

    A big box bookstore from Taiwan, Eslite isn’t just a retail space but a megastore with a cafe and restaurant. There are books on virtually every subject, and there’s a good selection of English books for kids, too. If your wee ones need to stock up on school supplies, make a beeline for their stationery department for cutesy pens and notepads and anything else they may need.


    Eslite, various locations across Hong Kong,

  • KIDNAPPED: Local Bookstore In Sai Kung

    Formerly trading as Dymocks Sai Kung, Kidnapped is a go-to hub for books and gifts for residents in Sai Kung. Located on two floors, this carefully curated selection of reads targets the whole family. Kids will love the upstairs section, complete with popular books for all age levels. You will also find locally supported brands here and plenty of birthday gift ideas.


    Kidnapped, +852 2791 9110,, Facebook Page

  • JP BOOKS: Bookstores At Various Locations In Hong Kong & Online Bookstore

    JP Books has multiple outlets across Hong Kong.  It stocks a huge selection of books from dictionary & reference, biography’s & memoires, to geography & travel. They had a good array of kids books too from fun fiction to books for school.


    JP Books (Joint Publishing), various locations across Hong Kong,

  • WANT MORE? More Book Stores Across Hong Kong + Online Bookstores In Hong Kong:

    Book Castle, Facebook Page

    KubrickFacebook Page

    Books & Co.Facebook Page

    Bei Bei BookhouseFacebook Page

    Hong Kong Reader Bookstore

    Art and Cultural OutreachFacebook Page

    Clark’s ComicsFacebook Page

    Lok Man Rare Books

    Muse Art & Books

    The Bookshop

    Hong Kong Readers

    Parenthèses (French Books)

    Popular Book Store,

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