About

Books in Shanghai is a community project where we celebrate our love for books, words, and Shanghai. Our aim is to collect information and create events that are useful to the bookish community.

Check us out on where to buy foreign books, on bookish locations in Shanghai, on sharings and the organization of bookish events. We’ll try to connect readers with other readers, and make of Shanghai a bookish place.

Collect

Donate / sell your unwanted books. We’ll give them a new home through our second hand book sale. The proceedings will go to an orphanage for disabled children.

Connect

Check out or events and other blog posts to connect with fellow book lovers, other literary organizations or book cafes in Shanghai.

Contribute

Contact us if you’d like to contribute to this project. We eagerly accept the support of writers, photographers, artists, video makers,…

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Chicken Feet

Writers in Our Midst: Inspired by China

Writers in Our Midst: Inspired by China Living in China, far away from home, is adventurous and can be inspirational. We contacted several authors who have used their life experiences in China as inspiration to write their books. Get a glimpse of China through their eyes, and maybe it’ll motivate you to put your own…

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Booksinshanghai

Meet the Reader: Émile

Meet the Reader  is a series where readers in Shanghai talk about their passion for words and books. Émile was born in Lanzhou, Gansu province and spent most of his life in Paris before returning to China. He recently stopped working as a civil engineer and now works as a French teacher in Shanghai. He…

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Meet the Reader: Eva

Meet the Reader: Eva Meet the Reader is a series where readers in Shanghai talk about their passion for words and books. Originally from South Korea, Eva sees herself made of the six different countries in which she has lived (U.S., Ecuador, Israel, U.K. and China). Until recently a tech journalist, Eva is about to embark…

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Discoveries

Books In Shanghai

Ban She: An oasis for the Soul

Ban She: An oasis for the Soul Tucked in between Nanchang Road and Huaihai Road lies Ban She café, our new favorite reading place in Shanghai. Nothing on the street side reveals its existence. It is only when you walk through the gate, into the small lane, that you’re greeted with the café’s sign and…

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