Lok Man Rare Books offers a wide range of signed and rare books, first editions, and important folios. Centrally located in Hong Kong's Chancery Lane, the shop provides its clients with the opportunity to discover literary riches from an extensive variety of genres and a host of celebrated authors and illustrators. Lok Man Rare Books are professional members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.


The shop’s many treasures include works of modern and classic literature, children’s literature, food and wine, history and travel, economics and finance, and sport and hobbies.


Proprietor Lorence Johnston, whose own varied interests are reflected in Lok Man Rare Book’s breadth, provides expert and personal guidance to his customers, whether they seek a unique gift or are looking to expand their own collection. Relying on his many contacts around the world, Lorence is also able to source especially rare books for his clients.


Lorence is ably assisted by Emma Heyn. Emma has lived in Portugal, England, Myanmar and Ireland. She recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic at Trinity College Dublin, and is a bibliomaniac with an especially keen interest in magical realism, crime & mystery, travel literature, and Jules Verne.


The business has been featured in various local and international publications including Tatler, Prestige, The Peak, Financial Times, Lux Guides, Asia Pacific Boating, HK Business, Gafencu, Louis Vuitton, Elle Decor and Concierge. For more details on articles and events in which Lok Man Rare Books have featured click here


Lok Man Rare Books is also celebrated as a destination, offering a uniquely inviting setting for private cocktail parties, whisky or wine tastings, author readings, and other exclusive events. Most importantly, Lok Man Rare Books embraces a tradition of true bespoke luxury service to its clientele that is otherwise scarce in Hong Kong.



Lok Man Rare Books Limited
Ground Floor, 6 Chancery Lane,
Central, Hong Kong


Open - Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 7pm, and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Closed - Monday and Public Holidays.


TELEPHONE   2868 1056

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