Reading lovers in Hanoi now have found a new must-go place.
Aiming to promote reading culture and develop a learning society for the country’s sustainable development, Hanoi’s book street was launched at 19/12 Street of Hoan Kiem district and attracts many visitors of all age right after being launched.
Situated nearby the Hanoi People’s Court and the historical attraction Hoa Lo Prison, the 200m book streets was designed in the form of a pedestrian street, stretching between the Ly Thuong Kiet and Hai Ba Trung Streets. Promising to become a popular destination, the first street in Hanoi dedicated to books welcomes thousands of visitors each day to look for books and enjoy a new reading environment, particularly during weekends.
This book street is a perfect place for book introduction, which also serves as a space for readers to access diverse book sources and talk with domestic and foreign authors. This has become a cultural highlight of the city, while meeting the reading demand of locals.
The street features 16 booths with easy access for people with disabilities, children and the elderly, along with public computers for readers to search for book information. Public information stations and electronic books with free wifi and water are also equipped and there are a small square for exchange activities, talks and book introduction.
The open book and coffee space outside offer a comfortable reading corner for those who want to have a coffee whilst reading their newly purchased books. Readers can spend hours passionately enjoying their favourite books thanks to air-conditioned bookstores, indoor chairs and helpful assistance provided by booksellers. The book street is also a new destination for taking photos and is favoured by many young people because of its attractive design and cleanliness.
Hanoi’s book street welcomes guests all days in the week, from 8am to 10pm.
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