Oldest bookstore on Dinh Le Street in Hanoi
VietReader 19-10-2020, 08:52

Oldest bookstore on Dinh Le Street in Hanoi


Mao Bookstore is located on the second floor of the 5th dormitory, Dinh Le street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, with 5 bookshelves about 200m2 wide. (Photo: VNP/VNA)





The Mao Bookstore has become a familiar destination for many generations of demanding readers (Photo:VNP/VNA)





Initially the book store was only a small book shop, selling books on table near the pavement (Photo:VNP/VNA)





The book stores receives customers from all walks of life (Photo: VNP/VNA)





Simple and peaceful but no less unique, attractive, just like that, Mao Bookstore gradually becomes an indispensable part for book lovers. (Photo: VNP/VNA)





The book store attracts many people because of its unique and rare features (Photo: VNP/VNA)





The book ladder “divine” – a highlight to attract young people. (Photo: VNP/VNA)





The bookstore “keeps the fire” for reading culture in the city for nearly 30 years now. (Photo: VNP/VNA)





Books are categorized according to topics and genres with detail instruction (Photo: VNP/VNA)





Palm-sized books are also found here (Photo: VNP/VNA)





Books in Mao are extremely rich and diverse with many different genres. (Photo: VNP/VNA)





Books in Mao are extremely rich and diverse with many different genres. (Photo: VNP/VNA)





Visitors can visit the bookstore on all days of the week from 9am – 5pm(Photo:VNP/VNA)





Visitors can visit the bookstore on all days of the week from 9am – 5pm (Photo:VNP/VNA)





Not only is the bookstore, on the small attic there is also a book cafe with pretty small space serving customers to buy books. (Photo: VNP/VNA)





Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, the ‘Mao Book store’ witnesses beautiful memories from the last century to present (Photo: VNP/VNA)