Books & Bookshops

Popular Bookmall
Major bookstore chain in Shanghai offering a wide variety of both Chinese and English books. Open daily 10:00-22:00. 4/F, Metro Plaza, 1111 Zhaojiabang Lu.
Red Bookstore
Design, photography, and art books located in Red Town art district in Shanghai. Open 10:00-18:00. Room 118 Red Town Area 570 Huaihai Xi Lu near Hongqiao Lu. Located in Xuhui District.
Dukou Book
A coffee shop and bookstore offering mostly Chinese works on architecture, art, and design as well as second-hand books. Open daily 12:00-22:00. 828 Julu Lu.
Dandelion Children’s Bookstore
English and Chinese children’s classics. Open daily 09:30-20:30. Rm. A-106, 189 Qingtong Lu, Zhangjiang.
Bookstore and cafe in a vintage-style shop. Open daily 08:00-22:00. 195 Changde Lu.
Garden Books
Two-floors of English books in addition to a cafe. Open daily 10:00-22:00. 325 Chang Le Road, Shanghai 200031.
Cnpiec English Language Bookstore
Provide English-language books for both children and adults, some French and German magazines. Monday to Sunday, 10:00-21:00, Located at Shop C4, 600 Lantian Lu, Pudong, Shanghai.
Shanghai Foreign Language Book Store
Chinese language study books, selection of foreign books, and China interest books. Online shop available. 390 Fuzhou Road near Fujian Zhong Road. Located in Huangpu District.
Shanghai Book Mall
Housed in a major architectural landmark, this bookstore offers many English and Chinese books. Open daily 09:30-21:30. 6/F, 456 Fuzhou Lu.
Kid’s Republic
Offers a wide selection of illustrated children’s books in Chinese, Japanese and English as well as storytimes on weekend mornings. Open daily 10:00-20:30. 262 Yuyuan Lu.
1984 Bookstore
Small shop offering Chinese-language books, stationery, vinyls and bags as well as beverages. 11 Hunan Lu.
Music Bookstore
Five floors of music books, children’s music, audiovisual products and musical instruments. Open daily 10:00-22:00. 1661 Sichuan Bei Lu.
Blue Fountain Books
Online seller of imported English-language books to China.
Boocup Bookstore
Selection of English books and magazines. Adult and childrens books. 10:00-22:00. Unit 522 Citic Square 1168 Nanjing Xi Lu near Jiangning Lu. Located in Jingan District.
Point to Life Bookshop
English books, magazines, art and design books available. Gifts and knicknacks. Open 10:00-21:30. Bridge 8, 25 Jianguo Zhong Lu near Sinan Lu. Located in Xuhui District.
Shanghai Book Traders Used Books Bookstore
Offers both Chinese and foreign used books. Open daily 09:00-18:30. 36 Shanxi Nan Lu.