Selected Bookstores in Beijing

13/06/2011
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How do you spend a sunny summer afternoon?
While the outside is quiet hot, a leisure bookstore can be a best choice for you to enjoy your afternoon. 

Here are some carefully selected bookstores for your book lovers in Beijing.
You can not only enjoy reading there, but also make new friends! 

Bookstores & cafes for single reading or a group of friends

  •  The Bookworm

Bookworm

 This is a bookshop as well as a library with the best selection of English language books and magazines in town. The bibliophile manager arranges a fabulous lecture series that features both local and international authors. It also serves European fare and holds some events for book lovers. It’s a wonderful place for you to enjoy a relaxing reading after noon both alone or with friends. 

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Opening Hours: Daily, 9a.m.- 2a.m.
Address: Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chao Yang District, Bejing
Tel: 86-10-6586 9507 

  •  Le Petit Gourmand

Le Petit Gourmand

 Le Petit Gourmand does not only boast a library of over 9,000 titles, but also serves some of the best crepes in Beijing. Bring your appetite and your studious minds for a stimulating meal in this relaxing comfortable refuge. Al fresco seating in the summer and wood-fired oven in winter. 

Membership: 150RMB for six months, 300RMB for a year. 

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Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 9.30a.m. – midnight; Friday to Saturday, 9.30a.m. – 1a.m.
Address: 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District
Tel: 86-10- 6417 6095 

  • Timezone 8

The Bookstore and Cafe in Timezong8

 It is used to be a large restaurant for Muslins. Now it is a great bookshop for modern art and design lovers. You can find an amazing selection of fashion and art books from both local and foreign publishers. There is also a café serving Chinese teas, fresh fruit smoothies and selection of healthy and light cuisine. 

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Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30a.m. to 7.30p.m.
Address: Dashanzi /798 Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
Tel: 86-10- 8456 0336 

For family with kids:

  •  Lady Book Saloon

Lady Book Saloon

This elegant bookstore is especially for ladies or mothers with kids. Without piano player or gunslingers, it is a nice place to read. The children’s books and workstations make this a great spot to relax with the kids. Regular film screenings are held every Wednesday and Saturday evening at 7 p.m. You can have a leisure time here with your family. 

Opening Hours: Daily, 10a.m.-11p.m.
Address: 69 Chengfu Road, Wudaokou, Haidian District
Tel: 86-10- 6270 1928 

  • Funfunreading English and French Library

Funfunreading English and French Library

You can find thousands of classic books in English, French and Chinese for the entire family here. Audio and lesson books teaching phonics, spelling, reading and grammar are also available. 

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon – 6p.m.
Address: Unit 1603, Bldg 3, Block A, Sanlihe Er Qu, Xicheng District
Tel: 86-10- 5715 3348 

  • Peekabook House

Peekabook House

This is a home of classic English picture books and popular novels for younger readers, as well as a variety of Chinese children’s books. Both branches offer bilingual story times, arts and crafts programs. You can also hold a birthday party for your kids here. 

Opening Hours: Daily, 9.30a.m.- 8.30p.m.
Address: F305, Building 10, Phoenix City Commercial Street, Sanyuan Qiao, Chaoyang District
Tel: 86-10- 5866 8064