Shenzhen Book City
Shenzhen has two book cities.
Louhu Book City
The Book City in Louhu is located at the Da Ju Yuan Metro Station, just next to MixC Shopping Mall.This is the original Book City in Shenzhen and is really starting to show its age. It has a great selection language books which help foreigners learn Mandarin. Otherwise, you will be stifled by the very limited choices in English language books. Luohu Book City was primarily set up as a text book hub for schools, colleges and Universities, and continues to do so for students.
Futian Book City
Futian Book City is located at the Shao Nian Gong Metro Station. This place is very new and very well laid out. With a large Chinese and text book shop in the centre, the surrounding areas include Pizza Hut, some coffee shops, the book bar, a 24 hour book store and also a large English book store with magazines and books covering a vast number of topics. The prices are very similar to HK; you will find that all the books and magazines have come from HK directly. The magazines are a little outdated and over-priced due to the face that the books needs to be checked and regulated by the Chinese government. This is just something we have to live with, I guess. Outside Book City is the Shenzhen Library.