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Aug 9th, 2006, 04:45 PM
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books as souvenir

On all my trips I like to purchase for myself a "coffee table book" of the city or country I visit. Any suggestions on where to purchase these large picture books while I am in HK, Beijing and Tokyo?
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Aug 9th, 2006, 05:46 PM
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Here are some places to look in Hong Kong:

Kelly and Walsh
Shop 304 Pacific Place
Admiralty
Tel: 2522 5743.

This is like an art book shop with probably the nicest selection. They also have a shop at One Exchange Square, where the main bus terminal is located.

Dymock's
Prince's Building
Shops 115 - 116
10 Chater Road
Central
Hong Kong
Phone: + 852 2826 9248

This is a chain, they have shops in other places like the IFC Centre and the Star Ferry terminal, go to http://www.dymocks.com.au. They have a good selection of Hong Kong books.

Bookazine
Shop 309-313
Prince's Building
10 Chater Rd
Central
Tel: 2522 1785

This is a local chain with about 5 other shops including one in the Peak Galleria on the Peak, go to bookazine.com.hk for a list. The Dymocks noted above is also in the Princes Building so you could go to both shops to compare.

Hong Kong Book Centre
25 Des Voeux Rd
Central,
Tel: 2522 7064

An old-fashioned book store with an amazing amount of books crammed into a small basements space. Right in Central.
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Aug 9th, 2006, 06:46 PM
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Sorry, the Kelly and Walsh shop in the Pacific Place Mall moved shop last year, the correct shop address is below (they are now on the second floor), plus I have given the address of their shop in Exchange Square:

Kelly and Walsh
Shop 236
Pacific Place Shopping Mall
88 Queensway
Admiralty
Tel 2522-5743

Kelly and Walsh
Shop 305-307
One Exchange Square
Central
Tel: 2810-5128

The Exchange Square shop is closed on Sundays (unusually for Hong Kong).
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Nov 21st, 2007, 09:19 AM
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I'm more familiar with books in Hong Kong:

I enjoy going to Page One for the choice, new copies, friendly service and space.

At Cosmos, there's a growing China collection.
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Nov 21st, 2007, 09:25 AM
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Winter Stars by Beatrice Lao is a fantastic coffee table book. It's not a large picture book but a small silk-bound book hand-made by the poetess herself. A collection of poems for collectors of rare books. It's available on the internet and in Hong Kong at selected 5-star hotels (eg Four Seasons).
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