Books & Co in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels area. Although many of Hong Kong’s independent bookshops have closed in recent years, those that remain are havens filled with rare, weird and wonderful volumes. Photo: Facebook/Books & Co.
Books & Co in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels area. Although many of Hong Kong’s independent bookshops have closed in recent years, those that remain are havens filled with rare, weird and wonderful volumes. Photo: Facebook/Books & Co.

5 of the best independent bookstores in Hong Kong, for bookworms who prefer the real thing to reading a Kindle

  • Many independent bookstores have closed in Hong Kong in recent years, falling victim to competition from big chains and the rise of the Kindle and e-books
  • But some bookworm havens prevail in the city, carrying volumes on subjects from film to feminism. Here are our top 5 picks to satisfy your inner bibliophile

Books & Co in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels area. Although many of Hong Kong’s independent bookshops have closed in recent years, those that remain are havens filled with rare, weird and wonderful volumes. Photo: Facebook/Books & Co.
Books & Co in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels area. Although many of Hong Kong’s independent bookshops have closed in recent years, those that remain are havens filled with rare, weird and wonderful volumes. Photo: Facebook/Books & Co.
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