Nguyen Van Binh Book Street, Ho Chi Minh City

Opened from 1st September 2016, Nguyen Van Binh Book Street has been not only a favorite place khổng lồ buy good books but also to lớn walk, take photographs, gather, sip some coffee and relax. The 100-meter-long book street stretches from Hai tía Trung Street to Notre Dame Cathedral, it is located right in the heart of Ho bỏ ra Minh City. The book street attracts most of the people in Saigon (the former name of Ho đưa ra Minh City), especially the youth & families with kids. The street is the most crowded at weekends & at night when locals bởi not go to lớn work & would lượt thích to spend their time in a great way.

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Nguyen Van Binh Book Street features stalls of famous bookstore chains, book cafes, magazine & newspapers area, playing area, old book area, area for book, painting, photography & magazine exhibition, stalls selling artworks including pottery items, handicrafts, postcards, 3d popup cards. All of the things in the street create a links between book lovers and art lovers, bookstore chains & readers. It is considered as a literary gateway in the city.

Location and opening hours of Nguyen Van Binh Book Street

For more information, the book street is located on Nguyen Van Binh Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho chi Minh City, next khổng lồ Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office. The book street starts from the crossroads of Nguyen Van Binh and Cong Xa Paris khổng lồ the crossroads of Nguyen Van Binh và Hai bố Trung Streets.

It is mở cửa from 7:00 to 21:00 daily. You can take a taxi or motorbike taxi khổng lồ the street or stop at the street when you visit Notre Dame Cathedral & Saigon Central Post Office.

Sculpture “Thinking”

The sculpture entitled “Thinking” (Suy ngẫm), created by sculptor Nguyen Thanh Tam in 2015, is placed at the beginning of Nguyen Van Binh Book Street (crossroads of Nguyen Van Binh and Cong Xa Paris Streets).


The stone sculpture “Thinking” is surrounded by pots of plants và low fences.

Several book stores

Nguyen Van Binh Book Street is the paradise of book lovers of all ages. There are more than 20 book shops (bookstores), each of which belongs khổng lồ a quảng cáo trên internet or bookstore. At the book shops, many people comfortably choose their favorite books from thousands of books on different topics, by different authors. Old book shops sell many rare old books which are valuable to lớn some people. Most of the book lovers can find the appropriate in the book street. Most of the shops and the areas are decorated beautifully & spectacularly with lanterns, flowers, plants, lights, statues, etc. The street has become one of the best places to take photographs in Saigon. If you have time in the city, bởi not miss trolling into Nguyen Van Binh Book Street.


Phuong phái nam Bookstore – one of the two bookstore chains in Vietnam.


A bookstore of Kim Dong Publishing House, founded in 1957.


Autumn bookstore (Quán sách mùa thu) displays, exchanges rare & antiquarian books.

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Book coffee shops

Many teenagers usually gather in the book street, after walking around for the books và other nice items, they choose lớn relax at nice coffee shops where they can enjoy the drinks, take a rest, and leisurely chat about everything in the world. It is totally different lớn sit at tea/coffee shops, surrounded by books to enjoy coffee, tea, soft drinks, juice, or bubble tea. The atmosphere is warm, relaxing, & comfortable. The smell of coffee spreads in the air, blends with the smell of new books can win the hearts of any person.


Dep coffe (Beauty Cafe, Đẹp Cafe), painted green và white, furnished with wooden tables & chairs. Beautifully decorated Dep coffe is a perfect place lớn relax, look over the peaceful street lined with book stores và green trees, sip some drinks & read the books on the shelves.

Green places

Nguyen Van Binh Street is always cool during the day and at night thanks lớn two lines of green old tree with big shades. In addition, they place lots of pots of plants in the streets, in front of the bookstores and hung the pots of plants on the canopies and ceilings. Nguyen Van Binh is known as one of the greenest streets in the city where more và more buildings grow up.


Tree shades in Nguyen Van Binh Street.

Book bus

A xanh miniature of the blue bus is placed in the middle of the street. It is considered an interesting small library or a bus for transferring knowledge. In the bus there are lots of great books & readers can read these miễn phí books from 8:30 khổng lồ 12:00, from 15:30 khổng lồ 19:00. The bus stop with shelters is for visitors lớn have a seat, talk, relax in a pleasant atmosphere or enjoy clean air in the book street. .

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The blue bus which transfers knowledge, has hundreds of miễn phí books.


A nice “bus stop” where visitors can sit and relax.


The bus opens from 8:30 to 12:00, from 15:30 to 19:00 in Nguyen Van Binh book street.

Kid area

A small playground for kids is designed lớn have lots of road symbol signs, a tunnel, traffic lights and many others so that children learn more about transportation while playing. The transparent multicolorful roof makes the playground impressed and attracts children.


Playground for kids where children play & learn about transportation.


A large number of authors choose lớn introduce their new books and converse with the fans at this place. Important publishing events, book fairs are held in Nguyen Van Binh Book Street.


Ho chi Minh city children’s book fair.

What khổng lồ eat around the book street?

At the beginning of the street, there is a McDonald fast food restaurant where you can find some Western foods & drinks at reasonable prices. The restaurant opens 24 hours at weekends.


McDonald’s Saigon Central Post Office is one of the biggest McDonald restaurants in the city.

Nguyen Van Binh Book Street at night

Ho đưa ra Minh city is known as a non-sleeping city, local people & visitors love lớn go out at night when the sun goes down, the weather is cool, everybody enjoy the nice view và nightlife after work. Nguyen Van Binh Book Street is usually more crowded at night. The stores and coffee shops become splendid thanks lớn colorful lights.


A book store is decorated beautifully with paper snowflakes and arranged tidily.


Old and rare Aumtum bookstore at night.


Dep coffe is illuminated with star string lights và ceiling lights.


Phuong phái mạnh book coffe has hundreds of miễn phí good books. The coffe attracts customers with shelves of không lấy phí books, Hoi An fabric lanterns and delicious drinks.


Tracy’s team will drive you around Saigon’s streets and back alleys to lớn see attractions và hidden gems of Ho đưa ra Minh City. We also offer food options in case you would like to enjoy the best Vietnamese street foods at local restaurants & street food stalls in Saigon. On the tour, you can stop at any place at your wish. You can let the guides know that you would lượt thích to see Nguyen Van Binh Book Street, they will take you there.

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