Gourmet Travels in Shenzhen – Day 14 – BOOK City Store 深圳書城店

Tuesday 10th July 2018

The girls had a photoshoot on this day, and I think Mrs Travels felt bad, like not being a great host, to be honest I was ok apart from the two eldest girls still being mad at me. Oh well. That’s life.

Mrs Travels told me to find this Chinse bookstore called BOOK, which is one of Shenzhen’s biggest bookstores. So I took a bus. Mrs Travels sister said, when I see the Gucci store, get off…  And I found it!

From here, I had to use Google Maps to find my way…

It was basically where those cars below were coming from and it’s across the road.

This is actually the back entrance… I took one of the lifts and went from top to bottom. The top floor is basically a calligraphy section. Don’t go to the top floor. Just go down to the next floors. There’s about 3 or 4 floors and a basement. I think this store is about 3 or 4 times bigger than Foyles. And probably much bigger than the Waterstones in Piccadily.

This is the front of the store… 😆 So shiny from the front. I actually came from the basement at this point – there’s a whole stationery section, and I was trying so hard to find some cute Kumamoto things for Mr Bear…


I think I spent roughly around 2 hours in the store rummaging for some books to read, but didn’t find any good novels. Their English section wasn’t great, they had some really old classics, and very cheesy looking ones that I wouldn’t want to even read! I found some Japanese-Chinese books to help me with my studies. I bought them so that I can understand the Chinese sentencing of Japanese grammar… I haven’t got round to studying them yet. I just need to stop watching Korean variety shows. LOL!
To help reconcile with the girls, I bought some English books for them so that they can try and not look at their phones and tablets all day long – Even I get tired of looking at computers and phones! The girls will find out one day that it’s not fun once they start working… Also bought this funny book – 我的爆笑英文书:幽默生活么么哒 (Translates to: My English Book – A Humorous Life) which tells some jokes, but tells people the philosphy behind those jokes. I really want this book, but the English is kind of bad. Hahahahahah. I hope the girls learn the philosophy behind those jokes and learn to respect one another (as well as us adults).

Address of the book store: 5033 Shennan E Rd, CaiWuWei, Luohu Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518010

So midnight snack ended with this spicy hot pot!!

And fried wasabi snap peas from Aji Ichiban – I couldn’t find these in any of the Hong Kong stores… so sad! They were so niiiiiice!!

Plus lots of bubble tea to end the night.

End of Day 14!

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