Finding English Language Books in Chengdu
Finding English language books in Chengdu can be difficult if you’re unsure where to look, but in fact there are quite a few places in Chengdu to find yourself English (and other) Language Books. Take a look below.
Fangsou has a decent collection of original foreign books. It has the largest collection of foreign architecture books in Chengdu, so you’re bound to find a selection of English books.
Address: 8, Shamao Street, Ocean Taikoo Li MB1, M068-M070 中纱帽街8号远洋太古里MB1楼M068-M070
Zhongshuge is a new, state-of-the-art book store in Yintai in 99 center. Among the collection are a few popular Western books.
Address: 1199, Tianfu Ave North Section. 5F, Yintai In99.四川省成都市天府大道北段1199号
A4 Art Book Store A4 艺术书店
Located in Shuangliu Luxelakes A4 Art Museum, this art book store attracts readers with its selective book collection in Art and Design.
Address: 18, Lushan Ave. 2nd Section, Luxelakes·A4 Art Museum双流麓山大道二段十八号麓镇A4当代艺术中心
This new branch of Page One in IFS, Chengdu, is the largest Foreign Bookstore in China. More than 50% of books in Page One are in English and other foreign languages. You can also find an abundant collection of art and design books.
Address: 5F, IFS
Illu provides a small, but comprehensive collection of original art books in English. You can also find some design and architecture books here.
Address： SanshengxiangCounty BlueRoof Art Valley block 3.三圣花香荷塘月色蓝顶艺术新村二期3栋
The Bookworm 老书虫
Highly reputed among both foreign and local Chengdu readers, the Bookworm is not only a book store but a place where culture, literature and lifestyle converge. You can either buy or borrow books from the Bookworm. The library has a vast collection of 2,000 books, mainly biographies and non-fiction.
Address: East Yujie St., 28 Sect. 4th, South Renmin Rd. 人民南路四段28号玉洁东街2号
Rosabooks is a specialized independent book shop for foreign magazines and independent publications. You can find unique and independent foreign publications at Rosabooks. There is also a cafe on the first floor.
Address: 5-1 Qinglianshang Street 青莲上街5号附1号
Address: 86 Fisrt Section South Renmin Road.人民南路一段86号
Address: 318, Dongdajie Street, Jinjiang District. 锦江区东大街上东大街段318号九龙新城1层
成都购书中心 Chengdu Book Center
Address: 266, Wuhouci Street, Huada Shangcheng. 武侯祠大街266号华达商城内
Public Libraries are also good places to find English language books. Both Sichuan Library and Chengdu public Library have collections of foreign language books on their shelves. You can bring your passport or residence permit and register for library access to read and borrow books. Bibliographic search is also available online before you go to either library to find your book, although the Chengdu Public Library is only in Chinese. You’ll find the foreign bookshelves on the 5th floor of both libraries.
四川省图书馆 Sichuan Library
Address: 4 West Renmin Road, Qingyang District青羊区人民西路4号
成都图书馆 Chengdu Public Library
Address: 99, Wenweng Road. 文翁路99号
Last but not least, find your book online! With the fastest and most convenient online purchasing system, there is no easier way to buy books than on the Internet.