Chinese Bookstores

Here are a few more Chinese bookstores. Keep in mind, I have not used any of these sites. I am merely listing them here on my blog for your convenience.

Right to Learn – According to their site, they provide educational toys, learning resources, Montessori materials, advice, enrichment classes, and workshops to parents, preschools and learning facilities in Singapore and around the world. From my preliminary searches, they don’t seem to have a ton of Chinese resources or books. However, one thing I did like was their Montessori sandpaper cards for Simplified Chinese character strokes.
Site Language: English
Physical Locations: No, based in Singapore
Products: Educational Toys, Learning Resources, Montessori Materials,  Advice, Enrichment Classes, Workshops
Product Languages: Simplified, pinyin, English, Arabic

Great Wall Books – Opened since 1995 in the heart of Las Vegas, it seems to be a great Mom and Pop shop of handpicked Chinese books, dvds, cultural items, etc.
Site Language: English/Traditional
Physical Locations: Las Vegas, NV
Products: Music CDs, DVDs, Books, collecting stamps, children section, medicine, martial arts, and Chinese cultural items
Product Languages: Simplified, pinyin, English, bilingual, Traditional (although it seems only for adult fiction) – One of the largest online retailers of Chinese books and entertainment products
Chinese books, dvds, cultural items, etc.
Site Language: English, Traditional, Simplified
Physical Locations: No, based in Hong Kong
Products: Music CDs, DVDs, Books, etc.
Product Languages: Simplified, pinyin, English, bilingual, Traditional

The Chinese Bookshop – Online shop for Chinese books, they often partner with schools in the UK for book fairs. They have a very helpful FAQ section. In general, I loved the easy navigation of this site and how easy it is to find the books or type of books you want.
Site Language: English
Physical Locations: No, based in London
Products: Music CDs, DVDs, Books, games, etc.
Product Languages: Simplified, pinyin, English, bilingual, Cantonese, Traditional, zhuyin

GuangHwa – The online English site (as of 2/13/16) is under a revamp and you will be redirected to their sister site, Cypress Books (featured next). Chinese site still seems to be fine.
Site Language: English, Simplified
Physical Locations: London, UK
Products: Music CDs, DVDs, Books, games, etc.
Product Languages: Simplified, pinyin, English, bilingual

Cypress Books – UK based publisher and distributor. Top resource for Chinese language, literature, history, art and traditional medicine. Sister company to GuangHwa bookstore. Develop books and curriculum in conjunction with Sinolingua. They also support a lot of cultural exhibitions and events in the UK.
Site Language: English/Simplified
Physical Locations: London, UK
Products: Music CDs, DVDs, Books, games, etc.
Product Languages: Simplified, pinyin, English, bilingual

How To Transfer Chinese eBooks To Kindle

Special thanks to Oliver Tu for this tip!

On transferring Chinese ebooks to Kindle

1) Get free Chinese ebooks from sites such as (traditional characters).

2)  Pick a book and download the text with epub extension.

3)  Convert the text with to MOBI file (readable by Kindle).

4)  Download the converted file to the computer.

5) Connect the Kindle to computer and then copy file to the “Document” folder.

Whoo! It should show up in Kindle and the font is perfectly scalable!


One More Chinese Bookstore

Single entry today. Hey, this just means I’m done consolidating most of the Chinese bookstore sites and can now add the sites as I come across them. Special thanks to GYS for the tip.

Small World Children’s Museum (小天下-線上童書館) – A Taiwanese publisher and bookstore that specializes in children and young adult books. Part of Bookzone (天下文化書坊), a big publisher and bookstore. The nice thing is that for each entry, they describe the products very well (including what age range, whether or not there is zhuyin/English, content summary, bios of authors/translators/illustrators, and comments/reviews from readers).
Site Language: Traditional
Physical Locations: No
Products: Readers, Books (multiple subjects, story books, fiction/non-fiction), DVDs, Chinese translations of foreign books and movies/programs,
Product Languages: Traditional, zhuyin, bilingual