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1. Posted by michellecareyy (Budding Member, 9 posts) 19 Dec '12 20:26

Where can I find good foreign language bookstores in Jinan, China? So far I've had no luckm though apparently I just missed one at Da Guan Yuan?

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1572 posts) 19 Dec '12 20:47

You just reminded me once again how much I love my e-reader. Thanks.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by michellecareyy (Budding Member, 9 posts) 19 Dec '12 21:14

Haha not a fan, personally. It doesn't give me the same satisfaction as reading a solid book does. Nor does it have to same smells and memories that go with it :P

Thanks haha

You're welcome.

4. Posted by aboo10 (Respected Member, 118 posts) 19 Dec '12 21:26

Are you coming through Shanghai? I have a tonne of books free to good home!!

5. Posted by michellecareyy (Budding Member, 9 posts) 19 Dec '12 21:29

No, I'm already in Jinan and I won't be going to Shanghai. I wish, they have the biggest foreign language bookstore there that looks amazing. Wish I could go. But Thanks anyway :)

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1572 posts) 19 Dec '12 22:12

I like real books too but they're not an option for me when I travel. I'm a voracious reader who spends too much time in off-the-beaten-path places with no access to books in a language I can easily read so e-readers save the day. Best electronic gadget ever invented.

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by michellecareyy (Budding Member, 9 posts) 20 Dec '12 01:32

I'm also a voracious reader. My parents stopped buying me books around about year 6. I have a little more time here, and I found the one I missed today and managed to get a few books. Four classics, a tiny thing on King Henry VIII and one on Greek and Roman Mythology. When I found the foreign languages section, I almost cried (not really) because all I could see were dictionaries and twilight, but was relieved to find others. Going back tomorrow to get the Song of Ice and Fire series. Haven't read those yet. What do you like to read?

8. Posted by Lena91 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 23 Dec '12 08:59

Well, why bother going to the physical bookstore when we have online one?
I think it convenient to purchase foreign language books online.
I suggest you go to the -snip- to get one you want at a budget price.

Hope u like it.:)

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

9. Posted by michellecareyy (Budding Member, 9 posts) 24 Dec '12 05:04

Haha yeah, I totally would, (huge fan of bookdepositry.co.uk) but I don't quite understand how the addresses work here, plus, at the moment, my address is not certain for a while. I'd give it another couple of weeks, then I might move and in Feburary I'll be moving into school boarding. Plus, there'll probably be family trips to other states/provinces for new years and what not :/

10. Posted by Lena91 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 24 Dec '12 20:17

You can simply put your current address that is valid for about 4 or 5 days to ensure carriers could reach you. Plus make sure your address written in Chinese. When your package or book arrives they will call you.