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Where to buy books in Yangon

Monument Books

With a cup of nice coffee, reading a book that you like on your day off is the most enjoyable! While many people are interested in shopping for clothes, some enjoy shopping for IT accessories, others just fall in love with books! Everyone has their way of reading different kinds of book as well as buying a book for many diverse reasons. Any bookworms can find Yangon an ideal place to get all books they might expect. Indochina travel Myanmar

Monument Books

Monument Books

Monument Books – source: monument-books.com

Situated at No150 Dhamazedi Road, Bahan Township, just a few-minute walk away from the Savoy Hotel, Monument Books which is a large modern bookshop opening daily from 9am-8.30pm, offers guests a wide selection of books on Burma at the present, consisting of gaudy photographic works. You can also see the leading toy store of Yangon next door. Because having a very comfortable air-conditioned café with internet access, it is a good place to stop for a drink on a very hot day.

Bagan Book House

Bagan Book House

Bagan Book House – source: yangonlife.com.mm

Located at No 100, 37th Street in block north of Merchant Street, Bagan Book House is a must-visit place to look for books on Myanmar. Not only having the more contemporary Burma-oriented books and prerequisite George Orwell collection, they also provide a pretty wide selection of ancient and highly specialized books on this beautiful country. Tours in Vietnam

Here, guests can also receive the help of the friendly, guitar-playing owner to choose a suitable book. In this Yangon institution, travelers can find the most sufficient selection of English-language books on Myanmar as well as Southeast Asia, and U Htay Aung – the jovial owner knows his stock well, which consists of volumes dating back to the 19th century.

Although being organized chaos like all small bookshops, this bookshop offers guests gems to explore. It majors in fair copies of books on Burma dating back to the 19th and the 20th century. Some are good photocopies of the originals; others are reissues from the Thai publisher, White Lotus Books. If you want to find accounts by colonial officials and travelers to Burma, it is the best place.

Innwa bookshop

Innwa bookshop

Innwa bookshop – source: myanmore.com

Located at No 232, Sule Pagoda Rd, Kyauktada Township, Innwa bookshop is one of the best places to find some English language reading material, which is rather rare in Myanmar. In fact, the selection of books here is somewhat wide-ranging. Even though current editions of various publications are also available, old copies of magazines, especially Newsweek, are still popular with local people. This bookstore also has a bit of a “holiday novel” to keep you going. Among several floors of this shop, the first floor is the most outstanding with a pleasant balcony reading area.

Bookworm Books

Bookworm Books

Bookworm Books – source: yangonite.com

Having the widest selection of books in Myanmar, Bookworm Books is the place where you can buy books at the best prices. For all ages from preschoolers, through to teens and adults they have fiction together with non-fiction on every theme imaginable, including religion, sports, geography, history, science, arts and crafts, languages, cooking and health.

It also has teaching materials for schools as well as study aids for students. You can also find a large collection of second hand books for you to pick up that special bargain together with a very enormous discount section, where you can choose hundreds of books at half price!

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