The Bookworm Hanoi
The Bookworm Hanoi
4.5
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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Christina Formby
Dallas, TX24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A cute bookstore with a variety of English books! They also had a cafe with decent hot chocolate and yummy brownies. If you are in search of books that are in English and aren’t just business or self help related, come here !
Written 25 December 2023
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Passenger830604
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
By itself, this is a good store but very limited selection about south east Asia and Vietnam, which is what we were looking for.
Written 27 June 2023
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CJ80k
Angaston, Australia115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Loved it! A quiet 2 story shop with a built in cafe. Lovely ambience and a great selection of books especially English. We spent a good hour or so browsing and then read our finds whilst enjoying a cold drink.
Written 8 October 2022
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GrandTour34810872434
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Solo
A haven for those who seek serenity in the chaos. The staff are always friendly and will go beyond to help you. They have a good mix of new and old books, with defined genre sections. The cafe does some tasty drinks so be sure to indulge. I’m a regular here and it’s ambiance has made it my favourite shop since I moved here.
Written 29 July 2022
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Globepouncing
Überlingen, Germany360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 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 14 July 2020
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Valerie Ray
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 18 December 2019
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John B
New Orleans, LA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 16 December 2019
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Thomas F
Bangkok, Thailand26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 11 December 2019
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PatnPete
Napier, New Zealand169 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 15 November 2019
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Annes
Hanoi, Vietnam34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 19 October 2019
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