On Hollywood Road

Coming soon to the Moustache Guide to Hong Kong, 4th ed.

Posted in Uncategorized by Alex Daye on February 17, 2012

Here is a little gem. China Book Co. is a stationary shop just up the road from us on Hollywood Road. It’s one of those strange Hong Kong shops that are always empty and have very little to sell. Until now. Our friend David Ericsson  from Square Street stopped by Wednesday loaded down with all manner of cool vintage books, maps, pens, and other treasures. Apparently the shop keeper dragged out all the dead stock Monday morning and by lunchtime all of Hong Kong’s graphic design community were swarming like lions to get the first picks amongst the abundance of stationary goods. We didn’t mess about either. We made several journeys throughout the day, to collect our share of note books,  traditional HK maps and envelopes, perfect for the desk at home. Like a good junk yard sale, we managed to walk away with some spare change in our pockets!

The China Book Co.

Display Cases

Lots of Goodies

Maps and toys!

Lots of cool exercise books

Art Supplies

A Rolls Royce binder- dress to impress fellows!

Here’s an idea for the China Book Co., if you want to really give G.O.D a run for their money, keep the dead stock rolling out- the kids all love it! It’s a great space and if it was filled with cool old stuff with a vintage Hong Kong vibe it could be one of the coolest shops in town… Sadly this thought is not to be. This neighbourhood fixture of a shop is closing down after operating in this location for 40 years due to a very high rent increase. Oh Hong Kong landlords, why do we always hear the same sad story?

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  1. Discovery Bay said, on January 15, 2013 at 5:58 am

    This is a great shop and I’m sad that it will be closed due to a very high rent increase after 40 years of operation. I hope they will find a solution for abusive Hong Kong landlords.


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