Books & Bookshops
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shanghai Book Traders Used Books Bookstore
Offers both Chinese and foreign used books. Open daily 09:00-18:30. 36 Shanxi Nan Lu.
Small shop offering Chinese-language books, stationery, vinyls and bags as well as beverages. 11 Hunan Lu.
Bookstore and cafe in a vintage-style shop. Open daily 08:00-22:00. 195 Changde Lu.
Dandelion Children’s Bookstore
English and Chinese children’s classics. Open daily 09:30-20:30. Rm. A-106, 189 Qingtong Lu, Zhangjiang.
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.