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Great variety of English-language books & great ambience

As an avid reader myself, I have had my fair share of book-cafes but BOA is still by far the best... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2018
Quynh N
Great bookstore - helpful staff

This quirky place has a fantastic range of English language books - staff also amazing - we were... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2017
Lynne M
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Jun 7, 2018
“Great variety of English-language books & great ambience”
Dec 30, 2017
“Great bookstore - helpful staff”
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6 Cong Truong Quoc Te, District 3 | Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 93 210 49 02
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Books at BOA are not cheap to begin with. An used non-fiction book is typically priced at VND 300,000-500,000 ($12-20). Their books are usually in very good to like new condition though. I had two bad experience with BOA. They seem to favor customers with...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

As an avid reader myself, I have had my fair share of book-cafes but BOA is still by far the best one in Vietnam to me. Offering a selective variety of thousands of English-language books, ranging from academic books to those for the layman, from...More

Thank Quynh N
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

This quirky place has a fantastic range of English language books - staff also amazing - we were looking for a particular book and they found it and emailed us in a few hours - a quiet book nook.

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed April 14, 2017

I found this bookstore after being referred to it by a friend. A little tricky to find at first, but it's great. The atmosphere is relaxing, and the staff are very friendly. There are plenty of great books here and you can order books to...More

Thank Louitobias
Reviewed December 13, 2016

I found this place in 2016 by accident. The best thing I love in this store - a little store - is the way that give me comfortable feeling while reading some books.

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best bookstore in Saigon. Such a peaceful place and the couple who own it are delightful. Full of smiles. I grew up around antiquarian books as my grandparents collect them and this isn't those types of books but it is...More

Thank Thoughtsofagypsy
Reviewed October 27, 2016

My friend took me here for relaxation. It's a small little shop hidden inside an old apartment. A lot of English books, with a wide variety of category, from fictions to novels to business books, which would be suitable for all kinds of reader. The...More

Thank KhuuD
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Great little bookstore in what seems to be the owners apartment. Bit tough to find. It's moved to a different apt in same building-left side staircase as opposed to right side mentioned in earlier reviews. Great selection of mostly English and some French and Japanese...More

1  Thank pmsully
Reviewed June 15, 2016

It's located beside the fast food restaurant that shares the same street number. go inside the small and a little dark entrance to residence, go upstairs and follow the colorful signs. The shop is rather a small apartment piled up with books, I dont think...More

3  Thank wonderfay
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Very nice and stylish bookstore. Small and organized Books: mostly in English, some in French. Most of them are famous and best seller (the alchemist, kill a mocking bird ...) Books well-cared with plastic cover, as well as are sorted out clearly with lovely tags...More

1  Thank Anh H
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