Where to Look for Chinese / Cantonese Books
Updated: Dec 5, 2021
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We have a lot of international parents in our Cantonese Mommy community, and I'm excited to share with you a list of where to get Chinese children's books from countries all over the world. Of course, I would also encourage you to visit your local library as well!
Glorias Bookstore I like the large selection of books Gloria's Bookstore offers. There's a Cantonese section on the website, offering books published from Hong Kong. I purchased a lot from Gloria's, especially the pre-order deals! Customer service is great. $5 off referral discount to you
Yobaby The book selection at Yo! Baby shop is not a lot, but you can find some good deals for large book sets. Apart from books, they also offer a lot of other quality products.
China Sprout There are more Simplified books than Traditional books here. But I was able to buy a "hard to find" Traditional version of Elephant and Piggie books here!
Yes Asia It's a Hong Kong website with US regional site. The books are mostly Traditional Chinese, shipping directly from Hong Kong. If you are looking for Hong Kong version comic books and DVDs, this is a good site to buy from.
CiaoHu 巧虎 We can now buy both Hong Kong and Taiwan versions of Ciao Hu magazines from this website.
Amazon I've listed some books that I read on my YouTube Channel or books that I like in my Cantonese Mommy's Amazon shop.
Be Joyful Mart Children Bookstore It's a small business based in US, owned by a Mom originally from Hong Kong. Selling mostly books from Hong Kong, delivery by DHL/Fedex. Group buy is happening all the time, check it out from time to time to get great offer !
Little Kozzi started the business soon after I launched Cantonese Mommy. We talked about how we can buy Chinese books from aboard in the very beginning. I’m very happy that their business is doing well and helping many Canadian Cantonese learning families to buy more books!
From Hong Kong:
Seeds.com.hk The service is great. The shop is in a commercial building in Central. They can arrange free local delivery for purchases over HK$599.
城邦書店 is a Taiwanese book store in Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Map: https://g.co/kgs/JMhFqt) There are many traditional Chinese children's books, and they allow shoppers to browse the inside of the books. As most bookstores in Hong Kong wrap their books in plastic, I was very happy with this store and highly recommend them. Fun tip: become a member to receive 20% off! No international shipping.
HKTVmall I have only purchased groceries from HKTVmall while I was in Hong Kong. Now you can buy children book and textbooks. No international shipping.
From Taiwan :
博客來 I ordered mostly new published books from books.com.tw Some people might think the shipping i