2011 / 12 / 30

We will not be open on the first day of 2012. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Merry Christmas

2011 / 12 / 23

We wish you a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.  Thanks for the supports through 2011 from indie publishers, distributors and artists  all over the world. Bananafish Books will grow up bigger in the next year!

_All the best from shop keepers: Qing&Wei.

New Shop Hours

2011 / 12 / 16



New shop hours:
Thursday-Sundays 1PM-9PM

Normally we close on Mondays, Tuesdays&Wednesdays

Winter Note Begins

2011 / 12 / 08

shop photo: my fav corner in the store

It’s very cold now but the sunshine is beautiful. The bookstore is quiet. Few customers visit us today. So Wei and I work together with our new book publishing project. Our second photobook from A Perfect Book is going to be published the beginning of 2012.

Lullatone’s new cd plays in the store all day around.
Do you hear that?

Greetings from Friend: Jia Za Zhi

2011 / 12 / 05

Our best friend Jia Za Zhi is a Beijing based indie photobooks & magazine publisher. The opening of Bananafish Books was featured on his art blog few days ago. It really means a lot for us.

The photobook publishing culture in China mainland right now only stays in a small group and it needs to be spread so badly. We do feel lonely. We need more intercommunications and helps. While we feel happy Jia Za Zhi is here.

Thank you Di.

more about Jia Za Zhi please visit: and . Do check out his blog, an amazing blogzine on poetic PHOTOGRAPHY in & near China, plus other Beauties.

Greetings from Friends: Artzine & Nieves Books

2011 / 12 / 05

Artzine ( has posted an article about the opening of our store. Thank you Moritz! And our’s all the time adored friend Nieves also reported Bananfish Books’ new store both through its flickr and twitter (@nievesbooks)

We will also spend more time on our Facebook page and Twitter. Please follow us to know our latest news and spread it to your friends. Thank you so much.

小型art zine出版社Gloria Glitzer 的出版人Moritz在他的artzine.de艺术摄影书和zine文化资讯网站对香蕉鱼书店的开业做了一个报道。还有我们都很喜爱尊敬的Nieves也在他的Twitter和Flickr上也分享了我们开业的消息了呢。真是高兴!

And we will update some photos on our website soon. Please wait for a while.


New Arrival: 克拉美丽 Karamay

2011 / 12 / 04

Karamay is the first photobook published by 1416 OFPIX workshop&studio from Beijing.

帕孜来提,哈力奇古丽,阿地拉,热米拉,伊米提,牙森… …这些词语是他们的名字,第一次看到时你得逐字逐句地念出,并不像普通汉族名字那样顺口。他们来自新疆维吾尔族的克拉玛依,摄影师袁洁的故乡。

“袁洁所拍摄的是她故乡克拉玛依的维吾尔族人。作为一个生活在克拉玛依的汉族人,她的观察是以内在人的身份,但同时也是一位外来者。 摄影师对身边这些熟悉的陌生人的审视依然带有几分好奇,但这种观察并非发生在民族,种族,疆域和权力这样的话语环境中,而就是一种人与人之间的打量,正是这种目光的存在,使得观察者也得以走近被摄对象。

——主编 任悦


New Arrival: Romka Magazine #5

2011 / 12 / 04

Romka magazine is devoted to your personal favorite photographs. It is an opportunity to discover pictures that really matter: the print from your fridge, the portrait of your lover that you always keep in your wallet, pictures of places you love and memories you want to cherish forever. Since all this has nothing to do with an artistic or commercial photographic career, Romka treats amateurs and professionals alike.


我在 想


Romka magazine website:

New Arrival: Never Far by Sam Ash

2011 / 12 / 04

Rainoff Books presents Sam Ash’s new body of work ‘Never Far”. A collection of photographic stills; capturing the open landscapes a midst the vast English backcountry, and those that inhabit them.

摄影师Sam Ash的英伦之旅摄影作品集



New Arrivals: Mono.Kultur #27 & #28

2011 / 12 / 04

Spring and summer issues from Mono.Kultur.

Buy them from our website:

and you are welcome to browse them in the store from now on.

New Arrivals: 2 cds from Lullatone

2011 / 12 / 04

We call it baby music and pajama pop. Two CDs are playing in the store everyday now. They all have a sunshine title, full of funs and childhood sweet.

Old memory CD1: We Will Rock You to Sleep…an introduction to Lullatone:

New released CD2: Soundtracks for Everyday Adventures:

Lullatone website: