19.10.2020, 08:52

Oldest bookstore on Dinh Le Street in Hanoi

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)