The Bookworm Hanoi

Shopping 44 Chau Long, Hanoi, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
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The Bookworm is owned and actively managed by young Vietnamese national. Hoang Van Truong. Truong is an avid reader, has a wide knowledge of English language books, is a great traveler, tennis player, bike rider and is a fluent English speaker.

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Why The Bookworm Hanoi is special ?

The Bookworm is owned and actively managed by young Vietnamese national. Hoang Van Truong. Truong is an avid reader, has a wide knowledge of English language books, is a great traveler, tennis player, bike rider and is a fluent English speaker. His Australian foster parents assist as literary advisors and occasional shop assistants The Bookworm was established in August 2001 by author Pam Scott as a book exchange for expat readers of English language books. It was in Ngo Van So Street and is now a Red Apron wine shop. Truong bought the business in 2006 and when the rent was increased by 300% in 2008, quickly moved the business to Yen The Street. In 2010 the location was sold for re-development and Truong accepted an invitation from the Hanoi Cooking Centre to move to their complex. The Bookworm has over 10,000 books in stock (click onto books in stock) At present our customer base comprises about 30% Vietnamese, 40% expat, and 30% travelers. The management staff speaks fluent English and junior staff has had English language training. Management staff are always available should requests not be comprehended We pay our staff above average salaries and value their honesty and loyalty The Bookworm actively supports several charitable organizations. These include the Xa Me Humanitarian Program, the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, various eye operation programs for disadvantaged children , Agent Orange causes, and provides scholarships to Hanoi Agriculture University for students from poor rural backgrounds Yes, we do plan to open Bookworms in other locations in Hanoi and nationally but this is dependent on our supply of second hand books. We believe that to operate well we need at least 10,000 books in each location…..so if any readers know of a good English language used book store in any place in the world, please inform us and we’ll scoot off to investigate its possibilities.

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Duration
9.0 days
Estimated
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Total travel distance
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Amazing hidden bookstore where a huge selection of English books gathered. Occasional discounts offer. Highly recommended!

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Bonne collection de bouquins en anglais, vietnamien et quelques uns en français. Ils ont pas mal de guide de voyage pas trop chers (lonely planet, rough guide)

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Great selection of eclectic classics. Super for children's books too.

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A haven for English, second-hand book hunters.

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I have bought a lot of books here and the seller is very enthusiastic. He even helped me keep the books I had asked to purchase but weren't available at his store. You can find both second hand and new books here and the surroundings are great with trees and the quietness of the quarter. An excellent place for excellent English books.

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Bookworm has a comfortable and homey ambiance. Being surrounded by so many wonderful books by my favorite writers after so many weeks abroad was like seeing old friends!Excellent selection of English language books, organized nicely in air conditioned rooms. The staff is friendly without being too intrusive and they clearly care about books themselves. Mysteries, used fiction and a smallish new fiction shelf are on the main floor and non-fiction and books about Vietnam are upstairs. There is also a poetry and theater shelf in the stairwell. On my first visit I got books by Carol Shields, Georges Simenon, Kate Atkinson and Robert B. Parker.You can also trade in books. If you are trying to downsize your books while traveling, you can bring them here and know that they will be comfortable and happy and looked after until someone buys them :)While no one is going to get rich selling their used books to a bookstore, I did bring in 10 mostly short books in good- very good condition (mystery novels, "serious" fiction, English language teaching books and a travel guide) and get about $18 for them, which is real money in Hanoi.As a bonus, there is a cafe (attached to the Hanoi Cooking Center) right at the entrance. The spring rolls and coffees are good. For a delightful Hanoi afternoon, go to Bookworm, browse a bit, grab a coffee and then walk about 5 blocks to the Food Shop 45, a delightful and affordable Indian Restaurant in a lovely setting on Truc Bach Lake.

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loads of books to pick from, well displayed under type of book. Nice quiet shop to relax and select books you want without being hassled. Had lunch here to was great!!

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I have bought a lot of books here and the seller is very enthusiastic. He even helped me keep the books I had asked to purchase but weren't available at his store. You can find both second hand and new books here and the surroundings are great with trees and the quietness of the quarter. An excellent place for excellent English books.

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econd-hand books for the cheap souls like me. Take your time with their collection of books - you might discover some hidden gems.

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