Monument Books

Monument books is one of my favourite shop in Vientiane. Once you cross the door, you know that 1) you’ll be staying there for a while, going around every single corner 2) you’ll find a book that keep you away for World for few weeks (or days sometimes) !

The library is filled of English and French books. I personally read novels, and still in French, but I was impressed the first time I came in by the wide variety of books: Litterature, magazines, cooking (Asian, and specially Lao, Western, Detox), Nature, History, Society…

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Talking about Society and History, I was also surprised by the books about Laos, either for the History, the economy, the food, the religion or the fabrics,…

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Like said below, I read novels. I discovered here the “Dr Siri” stories, which has been translated in French for only 2 books. But you can find the entire serie in English from Colin Cotterill. Have you ever read one of them ? 

At the back, a whole space is dedicated to the kids. Comics, stories, once again, in English, French or Lao, your children can easily have a book that will occupy their mind. There are also some educative books, like colouring book for instance.

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And like the pleasure has no limit, you can pick one of the postal card of Laos, a poster of Vang Vieng, a painting, a notebook or a pillow to bring one more local touch to your sofa. It’s up to your desires !

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Monument Books
Nokeokoummane Road
Open daily, 10AM-8PM

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