Kelly & Walsh
An 1876 merger of two Shanghai-based English language booksellers – Kelly and Co. and F. & C. Walsh – produced Kelly & Walsh, a prodigious publisher and retailer which relocated to Hong Kong in the 1950s. Since then, it has been a family owned and operated business, now on its third generation. Sister stores Swindon’s (TST) and Hong Kong Book Centre (Tai Koo) – both carrying academic as well as general reading – round out the group. Kelly & Walsh shines in the category of art and culinary publishing, possessing an impressive depth of selection in an intimate, boutique-feeling shop. From super chefs Gordon Ramsay and Ferran Adria (who will be hosted for a talk and signing at the Pacific Place shop later this month), to cult favourites like The Kinfolk Table, to seriously encyclopaedic tomes as Jancis Robinson’s World Atlas of Wine, K&W’s cookery section goes above and beyond.