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…
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,…
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.
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 !
Open daily, 10AM-8PM