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VII. Bookshops

Book shops in Hanoi

Bao Thang Book Shop
276 Pho Hue
Tel: 978 2321

Doan Trang Book Shop
40B Ba Trieu
Tel: 824 3716

Dong Tay
32 Ba Trieu
Tel: 825 1374

Foreign Language Bookshop
61 Trang Tien
Tel: 824 8914

Ha Noi Book Shop
46 Tran Hung Dao
Tel: 934 6855

Ha Huong Book Shop
6 Trang Thi
Tel: 828 5781

Hoa Hien Book Shop
56 Ba Trieu
Tel: 826 7207

La Boutique
15 Ngo Quyen
Tel: 826 6919

Tien Phong Book Shop
175 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Tel: 733 6235

Trang An
240 Ton Duc Thang
Tel: 511 3040

Thuan Book Shop
80B Ba Trieu
Tel: 822 7272

Tinh Hoa Book Shop
147 Doi Can
Tel: 722 1419

Yen Bookshop
24 Kham Thien
Tel: 518 0571

Bookshops in Ho Chi Minh city

The best area to look for maps, books and stationery is along the north side of Le Loi street, between the Rex Hotel and Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, in the Dong Khoi area. There are many small, privately run shops as well as the large government-run ones.

On De Tham street, around Pham Ngu Lao, there is a handful of shops dealing in used paperbacks and bootleg CDs. Here you can also swap books. Check out the following places.

Fahasa Bookshop
Add: 185 B Dong Khoi and 40 Nguyen Hue street, HCMC
Tel: 822 4670 and 822 5446
One of the best government-run bookshops, with good dictionaries, maps and general books in English and French.

Phuong Nam Bookshop
Add: 2A Le Duan street, HCMC
Tel: 822 9650
Opened: 8am-9.30pm
Carries imported books and magazines in English, French and Chinese, mostly of the instructional variety.

Tiem Sach Bookshop
Add: 20 Ho Huan Nghiep street, HCMC
Opened: 8.30am-10pm
Not so much a bookshop as a backdrop of used English and French titles for the cozy Bo Gio cafe.

Books, Newspapers & Other Cultural Products in Da Nang

Books Publishing Center
Add: 31- 33 Yen Bai street, Da Nang
Tel:  (84.511) 821246

Central Vietnam Children's Books Center
Add: 169 Tran Phu street, Da Nang
Tel: (84.511) 812333

Danang Bookstore
Add: 78 Bach Dang street, Da Nang
Tel: (84.511) 820413

Central Vietnam Bookshop
Add: 264 Hoang Dieu street, Da Nang
Tel: (84.511) 582085

Phan Chau Trinh Bookseller's
Add: 409 Phan Chau Trinh street, Da Nang
Tel: (84.511) 822919

Le Thanh Ton Bookstore
Add: 11 Le Thanh Ton street, Da Nang
Tel: (84.511) 832719

Danang Publishing House Bookshop
Add: 17A Quang Trung street, Da Nang
Tel: (84.511) 812964

Foreign Languages Bookseller's
Add: 101 Phan Chu Trinh street, Da Nang
Tel: (84.511) 822760

General Cutural Bookstores
Add: 70 Phan Chu Trinh street, Da Nang
Tel: (84.511) 816003

Chanh Tri Bookshop
Add: 116A Nguyen Chi Thanh street, Da Nang
Tel: (84.511) 820129

Bookshops in Nha Trang

Mr.Lang's Book Exchange
Add: Outdoors, near the War Memorial, Nha Trang
Stocks a good collection of used books in a variety of languages.

Shorty's Bar
Add: 45 Biet Thu street, Nha Trang
Tel: 810 985
Carries a great selection of mostly English-language books.