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22 Jun - 23 Jun

Gentle Books pop-up @ Common Ground

By Lily Valette 11 June 2024

Event Information

START DATE 22 Jun 2024
END DATE 23 Jun 2024
Common Ground, 19 Shing Wong Street, Central

Header image courtesy of Gentle Books

Gentle Books, the sister venture of the This is Gentle vintage shop, is an online English-language second-hand bookshop and social enterprise, dedicated to giving used books a second life. The online shop encompasses a substantial number of books covering classic literature and topics such as business, economics, and much more.

For those who like to put hand to paper before they purchase, Gentle Books is hosting its next monthly pop-up at Common Ground, a café in Central, from 10 am till 5 pm. A selection of around 200 fiction and non-fiction books will be on sale, starting at just $20. You can also pre-order a book from the website and pick it up at the pop-up.

What’s more, 20 percent of all proceeds are donated to EmpowerU, an NGO that provides support for youths of ethnic minorities. You’re getting books at a cheaper price, and helping a good cause, too! Admission is free, and there is no need to register in advance.

Lily Valette


Born and raised in the French countryside, Lily arrived in Hong Kong looking for an adventure. Passionate about books, she spent some time in Parisian publishing houses and is the author of an illustrated book about hair. Life in Hong Kong for her entails looking for seaside places to eat and a lot of hiking.