The People Book Cafe in Causeway Bay, which announced in September it was closing down. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
The People Book Cafe in Causeway Bay, which announced in September it was closing down. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Three years on from Causeway Bay booksellers’ disappearances, mainland Chinese traders of banned books say the business is like selling ‘cocaine at the price of cabbage’

  • Booksellers continue to sell books banned on mainland but have taken the precaution of shrinking their clientele and balancing their stock with less risky titles
  • They acknowledge the chill caused by the disappearance of the Hong Kong booksellers but also say recession on the mainland has caused visitors to drop

The People Book Cafe in Causeway Bay, which announced in September it was closing down. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
The People Book Cafe in Causeway Bay, which announced in September it was closing down. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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