[UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 2022: BLEAK HOUSE BOOKS WILL BE REOPENING IN THE VILLAGE OF HONEOYE FALLS IN WESTERN NEW YORK! EXCITING! PLEASE READ OUR ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT OUR REOPENING PLANS HERE. FOR FUTURE UPDATES ON THE PROGRESS OF OUR NEW BOOKSHOP, PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM FEEDS, AND FOLLOW THEM.]
22 November 2021
If you’ve found your way to this website it means you were probably looking for Bleak House Books, an English-language independent bookshop in San Po Kong, Hong Kong, or perhaps, for a specific book that we were once selling there.
Sadly, our beloved bookshop closed for good on October 15, 2021, after four very happy and eventful years.
If you want to know more about why we closed, please take a look at our Last Memo, and also this story from Hong Kong Free Press. For those who can read and understand Chinese/Cantonese, I’d invite you to also read this piece by Sum Lok Kei 沈諾基 in Initium Media 端傳媒 (English translation here) and to watch this video from MP Weekly 明周.
When you’re done doing that, take a load off and keep an eye on this website and our social media feeds (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for updates on what else we have planned for Bleak House Books. Because we’re not done yet. Not by a long shot.
Eternal thanks to our dear readers in Hong Kong and abroad for all the wonderful memories over the years and for the love. Oh, the love. You guys are the reason we do what we do.
#standwithhongkong ｜ 香港人, 加油！
Love and solidarity,
a.k.a. Ye Olde Bookseller