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.

Please use the links to explore. And thanks for reading.

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

  • Kitchen Tiles

Kitchen Tiles: book launch event at the FCC, December 21

December 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Join us at Bert’s Bar in the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong, for the launch of Kitchen Tiles by Feng Chi-shun.

When: 6-9pm, Monday, December 21, 2015.

Besides Kitchen Tiles, Feng’s other books Diamond Hill and Hong Kong Noir will be on sale if you are looking for autographed stocking fillers. Hope […]

  • Sketches of THE Southside

December newsletter

December 11th, 2015|0 Comments



  • Paul's Records at XXX

Launch party for “Paul’s Records” at XXX, Dec 11

December 8th, 2015|0 Comments

A book launch party for Paul’s Records: How a refugee from the Vietnam War found success selling vinyl on the streets of Hong Kong!

Who: Both Paul Au and author Andrew Guthrie will be present, records from Paul’s vinyl store will be played, and the book will be explained/read from. There will be guest appearances by […]

  • South China Morning Blues

New book: South China Morning Blues

November 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Press Release

South China Morning Blues: Stories that detail a life in 21st century China for Asians and Gweilos alike

China. To the rest of the world, it is a booming, menacing powerhouse that threatens to engulf everything with its ever growing economy. To those who reside in it, it is more complex than that. As the […]

  • It-wont-be-long-now

October newsletter

October 16th, 2015|0 Comments

We have three new books out this month. Read on!