The Bookworm Hanoi

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The Bookworm Hanoi
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The best little book cafe in South East Asia
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Globepouncing
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam338 contributions
Best Bookstore in Southeast Asia
Jul 2020 • Couples
The sign outside Bookworm (pictured) reads: “The best little bookshop in South East Asia.” This is 100% true. No bookshop has absolutely everything, but, per square inch, Bookworm is one of the best bookshops I have ever seen, and this is in comparison to large independent bookshops in major university cities in Europe and the US. Especially satisfying is Bookworm’s selection of Vietnamese and other SE Asian titles in English, but I also found pristine copies of other gems I had sought for years. If you’re a reader, teacher, student, thinker - anyone: go look. Also, the shop’s placement is fun; you have to squeeze down a narrow alley (don’t worry, the sign’s on the street) and pass through a cute courtyard to enter the shop. Yes, there’s coffee. Enjoy! Paws for travel!
Written July 14, 2020
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Valerie Ray
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates50 contributions
Probably the best selection of used and new English books in Hanoi
Dec 2019 • Solo
Visited this bookstore and attached cafe this afternoon . They have an extensive selection of old and new titles. Bought two used books which were sadly sold at the same price as new books so I didn’t at all feel that I had made a bargain. Staff did their job perfunctorily and were not particularly friendly. The attached cafe (you have to go up the metal staircase, if you sit at a table in the courtyard, you will be copiously ignored) sadly did not feature any vegetarian options apart from bread and French fries, so I was not impressed with the menu. As in the bookstore, staff was not very friendly. They are probably taking advantage of the fact that they have such a good selection of children’s, fiction, and non-fiction books and feel that they can thus treat their customers in an off handed manner. Shame...
Written December 18, 2019
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John B
New Orleans, LA27 contributions
A wonderful bookstore with cafe attached
Dec 2019
A good collection of new and used books, and a staff who know what is on their shelves. Purchased some books, and the clerk kindly pointed out that all children's books were 20% off that week. When asked for a specific title, she walked to the exact case and shelf and laid her hand on two different editions of the book. And a pleasant courtyard, to boot.
Written December 16, 2019
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Thomas F
Bangkok, Thailand29 contributions
Great selection of books.
Dec 2019
The location is a bit difficult to find unless you have a driver or cab that knows the street. Great selection of multi-language books and it does have a cafe which I did not use but it is located about 25 meters from Home Hanoi Restaurant where I went for lunch.
Written December 11, 2019
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PatnPete
Hanoi, Vietnam175 contributions
Stir fried chicken - but not as we know it.
Nov 2019 • Couples
Firstly the good things.
You can get a really good coffee or tea here.
We had a very unusual stir fried chicken with rice. The chicken was large chunks of what looked like chicken legs with some meat on them but mostly bone skin and gristle.
We also had stir fried beef with rice. The cause was very thick & gluly and the beef was I think 2 different types of meat.
It was the sort of food you expect from a very cheap place - not somewhere like this which is actually a cooking school as well.
Shame really as the courtyard setting is really pleasant.
Written November 15, 2019
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Annes
Hanoi, Vietnam36 contributions
Fantastic little bookshop
Oct 2019 • Couples
The Bookworm Hanoi has a massive selection of books that cater to many different preferences.
The website is super easy to use and makes ordering books very convenient.
Written October 19, 2019
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Lukas S
Accra, Ghana75 contributions
Best bookstore in Asia so far
Sep 2019 • Solo
Unfortunately there aren't many bookstores throughout Vietnam, especially not ones where you can find used books. This here is just the perfect place to find English books of every kind. They also take your old books for a fair price. I was already desperate when because I was running out of books in this country and was happy to find all these interesting titles in that store. The staff was also very friendly and helpful.
Written October 2, 2019
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Freestategal
North Bethesda, MD37 contributions
Good place to find English books
Jun 2019 • Family
We went to the Bookworm a few times to look for books in English while we were in Hanoi and always found quite a few. There are also a lot of books on Vietnam. Highly recommended. They also buy used books. I look for used book stores when I am travelling because there is always such variety, and I wasn't disappointed.
Written July 12, 2019
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Elsi
17 contributions
For book lovers
Mar 2019 • Friends
Accidentally ran into this nice bookstore that sold both old and new books. I couldn’t resist buying few used books.
Written April 20, 2019
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itchi100
Victoria, Canada15 contributions
Books and more books
Apr 2019 • Couples
We heard about this bookstore from Randy’s Bookstore in Hoi An. Lots of choice in reading material here and a quiet place to take your time to look around. They will buy back your books as well. Very satisfying place to visit if you have running-out-of-things-to-read anxiety. We had no luck with the coffee shop which we were looking forward to as it was a half our walk there from our hotel. They were getting ready for an event, I guess, but did offer to make coffee for us and even bring i5 down to 5he bookstore when it was ready.
Written April 19, 2019
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The Bookworm Hanoi is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM