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JustinJJ

Buying books in Sydney

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JustinJJ

Hi, does anyone know I can buy Chinese books in Sydney? What I'm looking for is the 白话文 version of 西游记 in simplified characters.

There only place I know that sells Chinese books is Kinokuniya in the city, however most of the books are in 繁体字 and written back to front. I'm hoping to find either:

 

1) a book store in Sydney where I can buy this book

2) a reliable online store where I can buy the book and have it mailed to me in Sydney

 

Thanks! 

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fanglu

Kinokuniya does have some simplified books, but you're right, mostly traditional.

 

There is a shop called China Books on Goulburn St between Sussex St and George St. It is upstairs on the central station side. It is mostly simplified, from memory.

 

There's also a small bookshop in Ashfield called 新华书店 (I assume no relation to the Chinese government shops) on the main street. It has a better selection of magazines than Kinokuniya, in my view (more literature and geography, less fashion).

 

Not in Sydney, but might actually be cheaper (even when you include shipping) is http://www.dangdang.com/ It is the only Chinese book website I know of where the overseas shipping is not exorbitant. 

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Hofmann

It's already in 白話文.

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fanglu

£76.46 is an interesting price for something that usually costs around ¥30.

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zyx199199

try amazon.cn. In the kindle store, some versions are free, some are only 2-3 yuan.

 

From my point of view, if you need a 白话文 version, a child/teenager version may be what you need.

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