Apr 14, 2017 / 12:49

English bookworms in Hanoi, where can they go?

The Hanoitimes - Lying in old quarter or big streets, below are ideal bookstores for foreigners, travelers and English bookworms in Hanoi to relax and enjoy their interest.


Bookworm attracts readers because this is the address in Hanoi specializing in original English books which are portable from abroad. A plenty kinds of books are placed here serving not only for Vietnamese but also for foreign travelers. The store is decorated friendly and warmly with art paintings and music making customers feel like entering a Vietnamese family rather than a bookstore. The bookstore also appeals buyers due to an affordable price. Price of second-hand books is only below 100 000 VND, and for the new, hot, best seller, or unique books in the world, the price also ranges from 10-20 dollars per book.
Add: 44 Chau Long St., Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Love Planet Tours & Books
Many types of books are sold in this bookstore including guidebooks, novels and more. Readers can have a wide selection when arriving this place. Moreover, the bookstore also provides travel and tourists services for the foreigners who want to visit Hanoi and around Vietnam.
Add: 25 Hang Bac St., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Trang Tien bookstore
Another bookstore, Trang Tien bookstore also serves readers with plenty of English books, though it is mostly about learning and teaching. For the most parts,  books of here are still in Vietnamese. With a huge volume of books since ancient until now, Trang Tien bookstore attracts a large number of readers. This is the world of all kinds of books, both in foreign languages and Vietnamese. Science books such as literature, history, culture, medicine, physics, chemistry …; foreign language books and plenty of books for children of all ages.
Add: 44 Trang Tien Str., Hoan Kiem Dist.
Fahasa bookstore
Here might be worth visiting as well, with around 100 English books of different types. Moreover, Fahasa recently open a new book store at 39 Kim Lien Moi Str., Dong Da Dist, doubling the number of English books, which include some famous classic novels such as Frankenstein, Gone with the wind, Breakfast at Tiffany, The lords of the rings...
Add: 338 Xa Dan Str, Dong Da Dist
Dinh Le Street
In addition, wandering around Dinh Le Str. (the so called book street of Hanoi), you can sometimes find good English books/novels/artbooks at quite low prices. In general, to find a good English book in Hanoi, you must have patience and time but the price is pretty reasonable.
Bo Ho Bookshop
Walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, you can easily find Bo Ho bookshop. Located at the 1st floor of an old house with green moss, Bo Ho bookshop creates for Ha Thanh people the quietness and closeness of an old bookstore in urbanized atmosphere of modern life. Despite the smaller area compared with other bookstores, Bo Ho still provides for Vietnamese and foreign readers thousands of books to choose from.
Add: 53 Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi