Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Pillow Book - Vivian Wu (1996) - Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Bookworms will rejoice at this post because it features a well-known and long-established (est: 1918) local book sellers called Swindon Books. The store exterior features extensively throughout the film as the shop owned by Wu's Japanese publisher. Here's a selection of shots from various scenes. 


There's also a quick glimpse at the building next door as the binmen come around to pick up the (rather gross) garbage.


And a quick view from one of the upper floors of Anson House (although the store only occupies the first two floors) down onto Lock Road.

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  1. Ah, Swindon's -- or as they were commonly called back in the day for their rather steep prices, "Swindler's". Used to love browsing there, and the smell of books in the air.

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    1. there are two things I still find confusingly expensive in HK: shoes and books. I have no idea why books are so expensive here, but then again, I'm a bit out of touch with prices elsewhere. I don't think it's any more expensive than other shops these days but has a fairly large selection of stuff.

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