Bookworm

A comfortable and cosy bookstore and cafe, Hanoi's Bookworm caters to the literary minded with their vast selection of volumes. Initially a book exchange centre for Hanoi's expatriates, the store has since swelled to include over 10,000 titles. Staff is well-trained, fluent in English and willing to help with any of your requests regarding new reading material. Bookworm supports several charitable organizations in and around Hanoi including Xa Me Humanitarian Program and Blue Dragon Children's Foundation, and provides scholarships to Hanoi Agriculture University for students from poor rural backgrounds. Be sure to stop by their adjacent cafe for delicious coffee and light snacks.

A wide swath of reading material is on offer at Bookworm in Hanoi including general fiction, crime fiction, thriller, biography, romance, travel, children's books and more. In addition, you'll find Vietnamese literature and culture titles. Bookworm features author talks, book launches and an art space along with occasional promotional events. Currently, Bookworm's Hanoi clientele includes 30% Vietnamese, 40% foreigners and 30% travellers.

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Mekong Quilts Hanoi

Mekong Quilts is  a social enterprise specializing in high quality, hand crafted quilts  and accessories. The Indo-Chine inspired quilt range uses patchwork, piecing and intricate stitch detail to create a contemporary aesthetic. We use only the highest quality silks and cottons, along with beautiful vintage ethnic embroideries in our products.

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Our accessories range combines the use of sustainable and local raw materials such as bamboo, water hyacinth and papier-mache with traditional hand craftsmanship to create innovative designs such as Bamboo bikes and gift items.

Bamboo bikes Mekong Plus Hanoi

Mekong Quilts was established in 2001 as an income generation project under the umbrella of parent NGO, Mekong Plus. Quilting is labour intensive and requires minimum investment; a perfect employment activity. HCMC-based dentist Thanh Truong recognised these qualities and through her passion for quilts, began the programme with just 35 women, selling the quilts ‘Tupperware style’.

Mekong Plus Hanoi

Today Mekong Quilts engages over 340 women in full time employment in communities northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Long My in the Mekong Delta and Rumdoul, Cambodia. All profits from products sold are returned to the villages both directly in the form of salaries, and indirectly in funding for community development projects.

 

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Hanoia House

Hanoia's haute lacquerware is known for its distinguished craftsmanship and sophisticated east meets west concept. While preserving the Vietnamese lacquer tradition, Hanoia invites you to discover ancient inspirations wrapped in contemporary colours, shapes, patterns and techniques. From high-end souvenirs, to luxury decorative objects and trendy jewellery, each Hanoia product is a genuine work of art. By utilising unique lacquer techniques, they have constructed a truly exclusive collection adored and cherished by people across the globe.

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