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The Bookworm Hanoi

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Address: 44 Chau Long | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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+84 4 3715 3711
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

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Beautiful, quiet, and cosy nook for book lovers who just want to be immersed with reading literature all day.

I really love this place. It's really quiet and homey here, a perfect place in Hanoi if you really just want to be immersed with a book, and be away for a while from the city's... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

I really love this place. It's really quiet and homey here, a perfect place in Hanoi if you really just want to be immersed with a book, and be away for a while from the city's noise. There is a small and pretty open area before entering the bookshop. The ambiance and interior are also beautiful. The second floor houses... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is seriously the best place in Hanoi for bookworms who are looking for books written in English! The book selection covers a wide range of topics and genres. The shopkeeper is friendly too. It's a nice place to visit if you're looking for some quiet time away from the touristy hub of Hanoi.

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Thank Karmela T
Hanoi, Vietnam
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

My 15-year-old daughter wrote in a piece of her writing recently "together with The Bookworm Hanoi and the little 2nd-floor bookshop at Dinh Le, Hanoi Cinematheque, the aesthetic destination has made up the values of Hanoian art in me" Yes, I couldn' t agree more with her about The Bookworm Books-Coffee (from Hanoi Cooking Center - HCC) where I can... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

My daughter took us here recently whilst we were visiting her in Hanoi. Its a lovely place to while away a few hours. There are all sorts of books - some old, some new -and you can trade in your books for theirs. If you are a traveller looking for some reading material its a great little shop!

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Thank caroworcester
Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

A tiny treasure trove of new and pre-loved books, set in a relaxed alcove. Something for everyone, and a cool break from the afternoon heat.

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Thank MelonTony
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I needed a particular book in a hurry, so that was promptly delivered. I also asked for a couple of suggestions on other books on Vietnamese culture. The staff were great and I ended up with 3 books I am sure to enjoy. Look forward to visiting their physical shop in the near future

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Thank ezywalker
Oakland, California
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I'm one of those old fashioned people who actually read books made of paper. On a recent trip in Hanoi, I ran out of reading material! I found the Bookworm and it's wonderful. I took in my already-read book and got credit towards my purchases. It's just a small, out-of-the-way place and don't be fooled by the fact that the... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful shop. We bought several books. We also had lunch at the cafe/cooking school and it was good. As other reviews have mentioned, the shop has a great selection of children's books and a really good selection of non fiction titles. The staff was friendly and helpful...he even gave us directions to another shop that sells English magazines. We will... More 

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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely selection of all kinds of books. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Lovely place to spend some time looking around. Would highly recommend:-)

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Bookworm offers various collections of fiction and non-fictions both western and Vietnamese books. a little bit hard to find though because it is located behind a restaurant or cooking school of sort. But, as one of reviews says, look for the sign, then you should find it.

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