Welcome to Asia Bookroom

Asia Bookroom is a bookshop specialising in out of print and antiquarian books of Asian interest with some quality new books. Our stock extends from new books hot off the press to rare antiquarian volumes, including a wide variety of books published in many parts of the world, some of which are rarely seen outside of Asia.

We have new stock coming all the time but there are some items which just stand out. Just such an album is this Chinese Opium War watercolour album which features 36 watercolours showing the Chinese view of the First Opium War. The Chinese side of this conflict is rarely seen in this form and we have not been able to find any instititution holding such an album. Interestingly it includes images of the conflict which did not occur such as the capture of Captain Elliot the Chief Superintendent of British Trade. Full information and images can be viewed here.