Online book sales boom in 2013

2014-04-25 10:20:31

China's book retail sales boomed in 2013, with online sales exceeding 16 billion yuan.

Time, money draw Chinese readers to digital devices

2014-04-25 10:00:44

Wang Siyuan's longtime reading habit was shaken up when China gained access to the Internet 20 years ago.

Poll: Readers prefer digital to print

2014-04-24 15:01:38

Digital devices are becoming the main channel that people choose to read and get daily news, according to a survey of taxi passengers in Shanghai, where bookshops are trying hard to attract customers.

Premier Li compliments 24-hour bookstore

2014-04-23 11:14:16

Premier Li Keqiang wrote to Sanlian Taofen Bookstore on April 22 to compliment the store’s new opening of a "Midnight Reading Room", saying that the initiative is highly creative.

E-market challenge for paper books

2014-04-23 07:08:22

Faced with the pressure from e-books, the publishing industry is undergoing a revolution in the way they produce paper books - upgrading the binding and layout to turn books into collector items, say booksellers and publishing industry observers.

Lose yourself in a bookstore

2014-04-23 07:08:22

With the rise of e-books and online retailers, many booksellers are struggling to stay afloat. But as Xu Jingxi reports in Guangzhou, many brick-and-mortar stores are fighting back, providing customers with added extras.


2014-04-22 14:39:37

World Book Day

Chinese adults read more books, fewer papers

2014-04-22 11:28:51

Reading books is becoming increasingly popular among Chinese adult, but newspapers and magazines are falling out of favor.

Beijing's first 24-hour bookstore opens

2014-04-21 09:36:40

After Beijing's bookstores close down one after another under the brunt of e-book services, Sanlian Taofen Bookstore is determined to light up the night for booklovers by opening its doors to customers 24/7 starting Apr. 18, 2014.

Reproduction of "Siku Quanshu" to be on display in Yangzhou

2014-04-21 09:22:26

A rare duplicate of a classic Chinese book opened to the public in East China's Jiangsu province on Friday.

Rare duplicate of Chinese classic opens to public

2014-04-19 15:47:54

A rare duplicate of a classic Chinese book opened to the public in East China's Jiangsu province on Friday.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and China

2014-04-19 15:17:32

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was probably the most-read contemporary foreign writer in China for more than three decades.