BOOKWORM SHOP is a treasure chest of great reading for both online and actual book lovers. For the latter it is down a pleasant little lane at 44 Chau Long Street that leads into a shady courtyard where you can enjoy drinks, snacks and lunchtime meals. Then it’s into the bookshop that has enticing reading spread over two colorful levels. Customers are encouraged to browse at leisure for as long as they wish.
One of Bookworm’s features is a room dedicated to Vietnamese literature and lifestyle, photo books, cook books and interesting artifacts
BOOKWORM was established in 2001 as Hanoi’s exclusively English language bookshop and remains so today because we are Hanoi’s only English bookshop with both a physical and an online presence. We have more than 20 000 English books representing almost all genres in both new and second hand editions.
BOOKWORM is a Vietnamese owned and operated business that conducts customer service in a western type mode. Local staff are trained to assist customers in a casually friendly manner. All staff are paid considerably higher than comparable, local salary levels, and paid time and a half and double time rates for weekends, gazetted holidays and for overtime worked. Staff are awarded two weeks annual paid holidays plus an extra paid week during Tet. Sick leave is also awarded.
Customers are encouraged to contact management staff, who has excellent English abilities, with any service complaints so that they can be resolved immediately.
BOOKWORM strives to be an ethical company. We financially assist several Vietnamese charities and endeavor to offer employment to underprivileged university students.