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If you are a book lover, here we have a list of places which cater to your needs with attractive books from an array of genres, and many great value shopping deals.


Nguyen Van Binh Book Street


Nguyen Van Binh Book Street stretches more than 100 meters, located right beside the Notre Dame Cathedral and Center Post Office. The small street is a fascinating destination for bookish teams, where books and cultural items are honored and displayed. There is an outstanding art statue portraying a person reading a book, promising to provide a tranquil nook, as well as surprises to try out for locals and foreign tourists. Countless booths scatter along both sides of the pedestrian street, gathering many prestigious publishers like Kim Dong, Nha Nam, Phuong Nam, Thai Ha, First News, Alphabooks,... which sell various national and international titles. In addition, there are small sidewalk cafes, souvenir shops, second-hand bookshops, an information board, a chain of reading chairs and a unique book bus. They will get you hooked immediately due to the modern and eye-catching designs. Nguyen Van Binh Book Street is also chosen by prominent authors and translators for their book launch events, making it easier to interact with readers. Let’s immerse yourself in a peaceful venue, take a stroll and sip a cup of coffee while enjoying your favorite books.


Address: Nguyen Van Binh Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

Opening hours: 8:00 – 22:00 daily.



Hai An Bookstore 


Hai An bookstore is widely known as one of the hottest spots in the city for international readers and visitors, via photos on Instagram. Located quite close to Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the facade of Hai An features a plain concrete wall with erratic embossed lines, catching attention from those passing by at first sight. Once entering, you might feel like getting lost in the ocean due to those blue painted walls, interspersed with an amazing marine animals mural. The ground floor houses tons of articles, and 2 huge seaweed trees rising up toward the skylight is its spotlight. The 2nd floor displays hundreds of comic books and stationery while the 3rd floor is dedicated to art. The 4th floor is a monthly exhibition area. Seats on stairs are available for your reading needs. With a large space and creative concept, every corner of Hai An bookstore is an excellent backdrop for your stunning pictures. 


Address: No. 2B, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Da Kao Ward, District 1.

Opening hours: 8:00 – 22:30 daily.



Nguyen Hue Bookstore


Fahasa Nguyen Hue Bookstore covers an area of over 2000m2 on the bustling Nguyen Hue Walking Street. Since 1984, this place was the first in the city to transform from traditional selling model to optional book sales model. This was a paradise right in the heart of the city for readers in the 90’s. Today, the bookstore has a new appearance with modern facilities, space and lighting, civilized and professional staff. Hundreds of shelves are arranged orderly following each article. There are more than 120.000 national and ỉnternational titles, 500.000 copies equally, and nearly 10.000 items of stationery, toys and souvenirs. Nguyen Hue Bookstore is renowned as one of the unique cultural emblems of the city, attracting local readers and foreign visitors. Located beside the bookstore, the 42 Nguyen Hue apartment is home to various cafes and boutiques inside with distinct interior designs. This one-of-a-kind apartment has been featured on National Geographic and received a high rate of interaction from international fans.


Address: No. 40, Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

Opening hours: 8:00 – 22:00 daily.



Phuong Nam Book City


Since 1982, Phuong Nam chain has been indeed familiar to many generations of readers. Currently, there are 3 of the Phuong Nam Book City located in the city. The chain aims to honor and appreciate reading culture for both locals and foreign visitors. Phuong Nam Book City – Saigon Center is a perfect combination of modern design and architectural imprints of art theaters over the past century. Phuong Nam Book City - Van Hanh Mall was inspired by romantic European cities. That’s why it built welcome gates, large crossroads, street names on pillars and luxurious souvenir stalls for book lovers. There is also an international book zone presented in a two-story space with an area of ​​​​300m2, feeling like you are walking in a real European bookstore. Phuong Nam Book City - Hong Bang is the largest bookstore in the city, covering over 2000m2 in scale, selling approximately 50.000 books in a wide space with unique nature-inspired architecture. Special decorations like light systems, murals, and camping tents will ignite your reading inspirations and make it a great backdrop for some awesome shoots. Beside the main book zone, Phuong Nam Book City offers other leisure areas, such as children's education playground, a book café, a souvenir shop, meet-and-greet events for authors and readers.



▪ Phuong Nam Book City - Saigon Center: No. 212, Nguyen Trai Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1.

▪ Phuong Nam Book City - Van Hanh Mall: 3rd Floor - Van Hanh Mall, No. 11, Su Van Hanh Street, Ward 12, District 10.

▪ Phuong Nam Book City – Hong Bang: 2nd Floor - The Garden Mall, No. 190, Hong Bang Street, Ward 12, District 5.

Opening hours: 8:00 – 22:00 daily.