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The Bookworm Hanoi, Hanoi

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Join your fellow booklovers, and pay a visit to The Bookworm Hanoi, which boasts several rooms with well-organized shelves full of all genres and types of books. Whether you want some light reading, a travel guide, a cookbook, or a dictionary, you can find it all here. They also have books in different languages. Along with this, check out their offer of stationery, mugs, and other smaller gifts. After your purchase, you can have a drink on site, in the shaded outdoor café. Use our Hanoi attractions planner to arrange your visit to The Bookworm Hanoi and other attractions in Hanoi.
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  • I spent a couple of hours here and bought a couple of books too. They have a great selection of English books that you can look through at your leisure. This quaint little place is hidden away off the...  more »
  • You'll find many great gems here. Hopefully more lgbt books will arrive. Definitely the best english bookstore in hanoi  more »
  • Happened to come here on a day when they were having early Tet celebrations. There were free drinks, snacks and even live performances. And a further 15% discount on purchases. Most (but not all) of t...  more »
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  • Bookworm is the only place I have found with literature written in English (so far!). A communism inspired oval sign welcomes you into the narrow pathway with potted plants and windows to the cooking class that takes place on the premises and fills the air with freshly cooked Vietnamese cuisine. There is is a courtyard to dine and read. There are seats next to books to encourage the curious visitors to take a rest. Up a winding staircase is the entrance to the bar and dining where you will be in the company of visitors who will are sharing their joy about their culinary success. Take a look if you have the time.
  • This is the only place in Hanoi I'll go to for books in English. They organize books by author, which I appreciate so much more than other book stores. Overheard the manager and his friend talking about how "we should be nicer to foreigner customers because they are not staying here for long..." Maybe I missed the context, but as a Vietnamese customer in the store I was kind of offended...
  • A place where You can buy and sell books. Also have a restaurant that provide a cooking class. So if You're a typical person that like to cook, find the recipe at the bookstore, then directly cook in the kitchen in front.
  • Best english bookstore in Hanoi. Small and quaint. Stop by for a break from the heat!
  • Great selection of fiction and non-fiction, tucked away in the block with a nice patio. Perfect place to browse for a while and pick up a coupe of reading-viewing gems, new or vintage.

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