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Book Street - Nguyen Van Binh, Ho Chi Minh City Overview

A paradise for book lovers, Nguyen Van Binh or Book Street is a 100m stretch of book shops, kiosks, stalls and cafes that are perfect for a literary getaway. Shady trees line the street where many publishing houses seek to promote their books. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Travelogues, Children's literature - all genres can be found here. Some of the shops even sell postcards and second-hand books at throwaway prices.

Imagine a street of approximately 100 m which has book stalls, shops, kiosks and even book-themed cafe which are nothing less than a blessing for literature fanatics. Bibliophiles, Vietnam has got something which you are going to absolutely love - Ngyugen Van Binh or Book Street in the wonderful Ho Chi Minh City. Opened in 2016, the cosy street, lined with large trees on the sides, welcomes visitors to a book paradise. The coffee shops on the Book Street certainly add on to the experience of the readers who want to sip from their cup of joy as they relax and devour the pages of their favourite read.

Book Street Ho Chi Minh City
Book Street is a 100-metre stretch in Ho Chi Minh City, Home to Many Books, Both New and
Second-Hand (Source)

The best part is that you can avail heavy discounts on the books here because numerous publishing houses use Book Street as a platform to promote their books. There are also second-hand books for sale here at dirt cheap prices. So, pick your favourite from any of the genres across the spectrum, non-fiction, travelogues, fiction, crime, children’s literature or any other of your interest.

Places of Interest on Book Street - Nguyen Van Binh

  • One of the most popular attractions here is the Book Cafe which is an amazing spot to chill out with a book or spend some time writing.
  • Another fantastic must-see spot here is the Book Bus, which house the largest number of English books.

How to Reach Book Street - Nguyen Van Binh

Book Street Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Book Street is Located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (Source)

The Book Street faces the Notre-Dame Cathedral and stretches till the Saigon Post Office. Thus, the iconic cyclo, the three-wheeled mode of transportation is the most convenient way to make your way around the Ho Chi Minh city's chaotic traffic available at an hourly rental of VND 20,000. However, there is also the facility of hiring private cabs, motorcycle taxis and travelling on public buses to reach the Book Street.

Book Street, Nguyen Van Binh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Book Street - Nguyen Van Binh in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Source)

If reading is your first love then Book Street - Nguyen Van Binh is something that you should not miss. While you are visiting the Book Street, don't forget to pick a couple of postcards as souvenirs to gift your friends back home.

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