Wangfujing Book Store is one of the largest book stores in Beijing. The bookstore sells all kinds of Chinese-edition books for any subjects. Travel books, books of foreign languages and DVDs are also available in the bookstore.
The store has an extensive range of books on wide variety of subjects. Though English selection books are slim, their cheap China-published soft cover editions of classics like Jane Eyre etc are really worthy your money. The book store also has a fabulous selection of kids books, including lavishly illustrated encyclopedias, easy readers and illustrated books, as well as posters, fun interactive books and other aids to help kids learn Chinese.
This is probably Beijing's best spot for English books. Now before you get too excited, recall that we are in Beijing and most of what people are looking for is ESL textbooks and Shakespearean classics. Nevertheless, this is a great place for browsing once every couple of months or so. They have a rather large collection of children's books on one of the upper floors and they have a smattering of contemporary novels and business books scattered throughout. Inexplicably the books are arranged into different little fiefdoms by floor/room as if there's a different owner for each section, so if you don't find what you're looking for on one floor, you just might find it on another
Address: No.218, Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng district
Business hours: 9:30am-9:00pm