Good English-language books are hard to come by in Shanghai, with Garden Bookstore and Charterhouse Booktrader standing out as the only establishments with decent selections.
Seekers of specialty and international art and design-related titles take note–Timezone8 Bookstore in the M50 art complex on MoGanShan Rd is having an overstock clearance sale on all titles except magazines, Chinese-language, and consignment titles. The sale ends Friday, August 24th, so get there fast to splurge on all those lush photography and design hardcovers you’d normally never be able to afford.
Some great China-related titles to look out for:
Shanghai-based Greg Girard’s PHANTOM SHANGHAI(上海魅影) featuring wistful and haunting photographs of a city in transition, and EDWARD BURTYNSKY: CHINA which takes a more measured, and occasionally lyrical look at the effects of industrialization on China’s landscape.
Timezone 8 Art Books, No. 50, Moganshan Lu. Sale ends Friday, August 24th.
Photo of Timezone8 from architecture firm, DAtrans