Lok Man Rare Books offers a wide range of signed and rare books, first editions, and important folios. Centrally located on 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 is a professional member 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.


The business has been featured in local and international publications including Tatler, Prestige, The Peak, Financial times, Luxe Guides, Asia Pacific Boating, HK Business, Gafencu, Louis Vuitton, Elle Decor and Concierge; see here.



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.











Kate McDonnell has had various roles in the book trade and is now deep into the world of rare and antiquarian books, whilst still managing to be in touch with Instabook, Facegram and all the other technologies that Mr Johnston clearly has not kept up to date with and hence does not know the name of, for this reason Kate drives the companies online marketing whilst still offering cheerful and enthusiastic assistance should you visit 6 Chancery Lane in person. An avid reader since she was a child she adores all types of fiction, with Charles Dickens a nostalgic favourite. As a true bibliophile who also likes to travel she tends to include literary stops to her itineraries, whether it’s diverting a European road trip to Maastricht just to visit Boekhandel Dominicanen or having a cocktail on the terrace of Pera Palace in Istanbul, where Agatha Christie wrote ‘Murder On The Orient Express’.