Where to Buy (Real) Books in Wuhan


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Most of visitors want to buy a good book in China, but they don’t know the best bookstores. There are many bookstores in Wuhan, where can buy fantastic books. This city contains books especially for foreigners.

I collect the top (Real) Bookstores in Wuhan. I hope that you will like it and you will visit with one of them. The first which I want to present is the Foreign Language Bookstore….


Foreign Language Bookstore

Book collection

Book collection ©Ian Wilson/flickr

Add: 11 Zhongnan Lu, Wuchang District, Wuhan
Tel: 027 8781 5557
Opening hours: 9:00-20:00
Getting there: take bus no.108, 521, 522, 540, 564, 576, 577, 578, 581, 601, 618, 701, 702, 709, 723 or 805


The bookstore was built in 1980. It is a place to go for foreign language books. On the first floor  doesn’t consist of books, but there are Cds and DVD’s. On the second and third stage contains hundreds/thousands of books from many kinds. There are sections for children from English to Chinese.

These books teach language studies than fairy tales, so it is very good for learning. The tourists can discover Disney books and some children’s novels:  Harry Potter, Twilight,  Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, Lord of the Rings, Robert Jordan. The prices are acceptable: between 250 and 400 RMB.


Wenhua Book City


Books ©Casey Fleser/flickr

Add: 83 Han Street, Wuchang District, Wuhan

Tel: 027 8711 0755


Wenhua Book City is a pleasant surprise. It is located on the  Han Street. It is a smaller bookstore as the Foreign Language Bookstore. You can find there about popular authors (King, Rowling, etc.) and classic literature. The prices are good, between 35 to 80 RMB. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is very good.



Chongwen Bookstore

Old books

Old books ©Moyan_Brenn/flickr

Add: 3/F, Hubei Province Wenhuacheng Chongwen Plaza Shopping Mall, 268 Wuchang Xiongchu Dajie, Hongshan District, Wuhan
Tel: 027 8767 9000
Opening hours: 9:00-20:00
Getting there: take bus no. 503, 529, 556, 590, 710, 723, 738, 811, 817, 903 or 909



Chongwen Bookstore was one of the largest stores in Wuhan with with its two enormous floors. The place is typically for student and children, there are seats to read. This bookstore contains hundreds books about modern novels, textbooks, and classics.


Optical Valley Bookstore


Add: inside Guanggu Electronics Market, Hongshan District, Wuhan
Tel: 027 6788 5215
Opening hours: 9:00-21:00
Getting there: take bus no. 15, 405, 581, 728, 733, 738, 739, 757, 758, 788, 810, 903, 909 or 915


The Optical valley bookstore located on Spanish Walking Street and the Guanggu Shopping Centre. There are sections for tourists, it is easy to find it because marked with a sign which reads “Foreign Language Books.

It is broken two sections: novels and educational. The prices are acceptable: classics (ranging from 25 to 35 RMB) to modern fiction and nonfiction (80 RMB and up). The visitor can buy linguistic books, linguistic theory and ESL teaching guides.





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