Foreign bookstore (Wai Tu Shu Dian 外图书店)

Foreign bookstore (Wai Tu Shu Dian 外图书店)

The best resource for English-language books on Kulangsu is this lovely, centrally located bookstore, where you can find a surprisingly diverse selection of Western reading material in English, as well as a vast array of beautifully designed Chinese-language printed matter.

Foreign bookstore, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)

But the highlight of the store is the space itself: a spectacularly restored early-20th-century mansion in classic Amoy style. The mansion is even more beautiful from the inside, and each progressive room seems more impressive than the last.

One one shelf in the ground floor, you’ll also find what is surely Kulangsu’s only collection of Taiwanese craft beers.

Address: 21 Zhonghua Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China