Chinese Bookstores

Here are a few more online Chinese bookstores for children:

Chinese Books For Children – I know this site was up at least until 4/16/2015, but for the last two days, I haven’t been able to pull anything up. From the cached search results, it seems a good site for some of the most popular curriculum systems for learning Chinese. That is, if you can pull up anything from the site. Still, I will include them because if they come back up, it will be a great thing!
Site Language: English
Physical Locations: No
Products: Readers, pre-school word books, storybooks, novels for middle school and high school kids, DVDs, CDs
Product Languages: Traditional, Simplified, zhuyin, pinyin

Childbook.com – Mom and pop Chinese bookstore, originally started because they were having trouble finding materials to teach their daughter Chinese. Also has a section for free resources (eg: coloring pages, worksheets, etc.). Their blog section also posts some interesting articles. They even have an affiliate program. (The link I included is not an affiliate link.)
Site Language: English
Physical Locations: No
Products: Books, music, songs, stories, Chinese Language Learning videos and software, cultural and educational products
Product Languages: Traditional, Simplified, zhuyin, pinyin, English, bilingual

Ni Hao Books (你好書屋) – Online children’s Chinese bookstore based in the US.
Site Language: English
Physical Locations: No
Products: Books (story, picture, reader, workbooks, textbooks), VCD and DVD videos, flashcards, posters, and other educational materials
Product Languages: Simplified, pinyin, English, bilingual

 

Chinese Bookstores

Here is a physical brick and mortar Chinese bookstore and another online one:

Sino-American Books & Arts Co. (中美書店) – This is a physical bookstore in San Francisco and doesn’t have a website. SM, a fellow parent in a FB group, mentioned that she get books and CDs for her daughter here and that they have reasonable prices.
Site Language: No site available. Not to be confused with the Sino American Books, which is a publisher of English language books devoted to Chinese stories and topics.
Physical Locations: 751 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Contact Information: T: 414-421-3345;  F: 415-651-8515; email: sinoamericanbooks@paulchiang.com
Products: Readers, pre-school word books, storybooks, novels for middle school and high school kids, DVDs, CDs
Product Languages: Traditional, Simplified, zhuyin, pinyin

Senseio Bookstore – Recommended by another fellow parent, SKC, this one is online and also does tables at their school in Los Angeles during book fairs. There are a lot of products and if you are in LA, you can even go by the owner’s house and browse also.
Site Language: English
Physical Locations: Yes, but by appointment only. Los Angeles, CA
Products: Chinese or Chinese/English bilingual books, magazines, Cultural Arts & Crafts, Gift Items, reference materials, and other multimedia, DVDs, CDs, Books for all ages (including adults)
Product Languages: Traditional, Simplified, zhuyin, pinyin, bilingual

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)

Buyoyo.com – 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

More Online Chinese Bookstores

More online Chinese bookstores:

YesAsia.com – Internet source for Asian entertainment products.
Site Language: English, Traditional, Simplified, Japanese
Physical Locations: No
Products: Books, Movies, Videos, Music, Games, Electronics, TV, Concerts, Music videos, Collectibles, Anime, Comics, Magazines, etc.
Product Languages: Traditional, Simplified, English, Japanese, Korean, Cantonese

Books Kinokuniya – I’ve been to the San Francisco store in Japantown and it is awesome, huge, and fantastic. Can’t say I saw many Chinese books, but I don’t know that I was looking that carefully. (Also have country specific websites listed at the bottom of their website.)
Site Language: English, Traditional, Japanese
Physical Locations: Multiple US and worldwide locations
Products: Books (all subjects)
Product Languages: Traditional, English, Japanese

Asian Parent  – I have ordered from them many times and have always been satisfied. Although I find the website itself rather clunky, the materials offered are of good quality. Some of the materials seem expensive to me, but I have usually waited for sales (most major US holidays and special occasions) and those have been worthwhile to me. Note: Free shipping on orders over $75 in the US.
Site Language: English
Physical Locations: No
Products: Books (children), DVDs, CDs, workbooks, board books, flash cards, chapter books, Chinese classics, Western classics, books with audio CDs, nursery rhymes, learn Chinese textbooks
Product Languages: Traditional, Simplified, zhuyin, pinyin, English, bilingual

Even More Chinese Bookstores

Here are even more online Chinese bookstores:

Singapore Math Inc. – Official US Distributor of Singapore Math materials. There are no English instructions or translations in the Chinese language instructional books. This series requires a teacher with proficiency in the Chinese Language. This series is NOT suitable for adult beginners trying to learn the Chinese Language. There are no teacher resources. They also provide some sample pages on site. Singapore Math also provides Math and Science materials in English.
Site Language: English
Physical Locations: No
Products: Latest Chinese books used in Singapore primary schools (grades 1-6) – Chinese Language for Primary Schools. Chinese Language for Primary Schools (New Edition) is now available for Primary 1A through 6B. Also
Product Languages: Simplified, pinyin

Pandabook – A one-stop Chinese learning resource shop. They specialize in providing materials for Chinese Immersion schools and Chinese Schools.
Site Language: English
Physical Locations: San Jose, CA (Bay Area) – Not open to public. Appointment only.
Products: Textbooks, Board Books, CDs, DVDs, Books, Picture Books, Graded Readers, Western story books, fairy tales, dictionaries, Math, Chinese classic stories, Math, Games, and crafts
Product Languages: Traditional, Simplified, zhuyin, pinyin, bilingual, English

China Sprout –  Site promotes learning of Chinese language and culture by providing Chinese and English books relating to Chinese language, Chinese test, Chinese food, Chinese zodiac, Chinese symbols, Chinese music, Chinese tea, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese New Year, Moon Festival, Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Chinese Arts. We also sell Chinese crafts, Chinese clothes and silk clothing.
Site Language: English
Physical Locations: No
Products: Textbooks (elementary – university), supplementary materials, Adult learners, HSK materials, Business Chinese, teacher sourcebooks, flash cards, posters, dictionaries, picturenaries, picture books, adoption books, culture books
Product Languages: Traditional, Simplified, zhuyin, pinyin, bilingual, English

Chinese Montessori Society – Note: I was cautioned to be wary of the quality, but there may be some good resources for preschoolers.
Site Language: Simplified Chinese
Physical Locations: No
Products: Teaching books, parenting books, children’s books, Montessori teaching materials
Product Languages: Simplified

Formosa Yes – A US-based online bookstore for Taiwanese books.
Site Language: Traditional Chinese
Physical Locations: No
Products: Chinese literature, maps, natural sciences, magnet books, pop-up books
Product Languages: Traditional, zhuyin

More Chinese Bookstores

Here are a few more online Chinese bookstores:

World Journal Bookstore (世界書局) – Bookstore affiliated with The World Journal newspaper (世界日報). Also has a children’s, magazine and Simplified books section.
Site Language: Traditional Chinese
Physical Locations: Multiple US locations
Products: Books (all subjects), magazines, children’s section
Product Languages: Traditional, Simplified,

Little Monkey and Mouse – A bookstore that features fun, attractive, and high-quality Chinese reading & educational materials, interactive media, toys, art and cultural products from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. Includes books with zhuyin and pinyin.
Site Language: English
Physical Locations: Belmont, CA (Bay Area)
Products: Books, educational materials, interactive media, toys, art and cultural products
Product Languages: Traditional, Simplified, zhuyin, pinyin, English, Spanish

Greenfield Education Center (青田教育中心) – This center publishes and sells high quality children books in Chinese and English geared for ages 0-14, as well as books for parents. They also hold courses for parents, teachers, and children.
Site Language: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English
Physical Locations: Hong Kong
Products: Proprietary learning materials, children’s books (learning Chinese and stories), multimedia, English books, parenting books
Product Languages: Traditional, Simplified, English

NanHai – Store provides pinyin or character only Simplified textbooks (K-college), test prep, and books. They also provide seminars, workshops, art, and cultural experiences. (ETA 4/23/15) According to CL, a fellow parent in one of my FB groups, she feels that Nanhai is not particularly catering towards the younger population; many of their books are for adult learners. Children books are limited. She bought from them once before and the service was fine.
Site Language: English
Physical Locations: Santa Clara, CA (Bay Area)
Products: K- college multiple subject textbooks, test prep, teacher aids, readers, reference materials, seminars, workshops, cultural experiences
Product Languages: Simplified, pinyin, bilingual, English

Mei Zhou Hua Yu (美洲語華) – Publisher of textbooks (K-10) in pinyin Traditional, zhuyin Traditional, pinyin Simplified. Also provide homework samples. Note: They do not have online ordering capabilities. You have to download an order form, fill it out, and then send the form and check to a Southern Californian address.
Site Language: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English
Physical Locations: No
Products: K-10 textbooks, homework samples
Product Languages: Traditional, Simplified, zhuyin, pinyin