As trade patterns shift eastwards, the world is looking at the Asia-Pacific region with new interest. Based in Hong Kong, Blacksmith Books focuses on China-related non-fiction – biography, business, culture, current affairs, food, photography and travel – and through distributors in Asia, North America, Australia and Europe, we present the works of our local and expat authors to a worldwide readership.

From this website, we deliver books all over the world. Airmail delivery within Asia is free of charge.

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What people are saying about our books

“Tom Carter is an extraordinary photographer whose powerful work captures the heart and soul of the Chinese people.”
“Through Carter’s journey of self-discovery, we end up discovering a little more about ourselves — and a land so vast, so disparate, that 638 pages of photos barely manage to scratch the surface.”
Simon Ostheimer, Time Out
“The recipes are clear, with many dishes illustrated with mouth-watering pictures and, best of all, they work. This is a valuable contribution to the Chinese culinary scene.”
Rupert Parker, Huffington Post
“It’s that sense of commonality that makes Street Life Hong Kong by its end a celebration of our city and the spirit of the people who inhabit it.”
“Hui’s story gives us glimpses of a Hong Kong – the opium dens, the pool halls, the nightclubs, the casinos and the girls, girls, girls – not adequately reflected in official histories of the city.”
Kent Ewing, Asia Times
“Year of Fire Dragons is not only a riveting coming of age story, but also a testament to the distance people will travel for love.”
Susan Blumberg-Kason, author of Good Chinese Wife
“Jason Y. Ng is back with a new book of insights after casting his perceptive gaze over the good, bad and ugly side of city life.”
“Hong Kong for Kids is an invaluable resource for helping us design fun, wonderful learning activities for our students all over Hong Kong.”

Recent blog posts and news

Book excerpt: The Best Ribs in Town, from “The Taste of Old Hong Kong”

October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Fred Schneiter, author of The Taste of Old Hong Kong, has many food-related tales to tell from his 30 years on the China coast… THE BEST RIBS IN TOWN One of the most momentous events in the history of Hong Kong occurred in 1984 when British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher called on Beijing to discuss the 1997 expiration of Britain’s 99-year lease on the New Territories, a buffer area which lay between China and Hong Kong. Hong Kong business interests–largely the ones with ties to Britain–had actively encouraged the dialogue, hoping an extension of the lease could be negotiated. Without it, the little enclave’s boundaries would be pushed back, deep into the city, reducing British Hong Kong to little more than a hangnail on the long arm of China. […]

‘Eating Smoke’ is dramatised on RTHK Radio 3

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

These days Chris Thrall is a successful author. But it wasn't always so. In the 1990s he left the Royal Marines to find his fortune in Hong Kong, but instead found himself homeless and hooked on crystal methamphetamine. In a downward spiral, he also began working for a triad society as a doorman in one [...]

Learn some Canto for the Mid Autumn Festival

September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Learn some Cantonese words for the Mid Autumn Festival, thanks to Hong Kong Unveiled! Will you be enjoying a yewt beng tonight? Mid Autumn Festival, Juung Chow Jeet, 中秋節 15th day of 8th lunar month, September An important day for family reunions. People finish work early to have dinner with the whole family. Married couples [...]

June newsletter

June 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Share If you cannot view this email, please Click Here to view an online version. Unsubscribe/Update Profile | Share With Friends | Subscribe Blacksmith Books, Hong Kong Newsletter June 2016 Launch event: Fishing in Hong Kong Fishing in Hong Kong: A How-To Guide to Making the Most of the Territory’s Shores, Reservoirs and Surrounding Waters [...]

Book launch event: Fishing in Hong Kong, June 18

June 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Come and help us celebrate the launch of Fishing in Hong Kong, meet the authors and get a signed copy! This coming Saturday, June 18, 7pm at Cava Restaurant & Bar: 54 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong.