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TruongQuangThao wrote a review Sep 2014
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam10 contributions3 helpful votes
This is best place to buy travel book, photo books about Vietnamese culture. This shop is agency of Lonely Planet travel book in Ho Chi Minh city. It locate at center of Ho Chi Minh city. I can walk from my hotel and visit this shop. Friendly and lovely seller.
Date of experience: March 2014
Mylyket N wrote a review Jun 2013
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam1 contribution2 helpful votes
If you're looking for a seller of authentic Lonely Planet books in Viet Nam, this is the place you should come!
In Vietnam, you will find any copies of Lonely Planet books from anywhere. People carry a whole stack of many LP books around, and I guarantee with you that all of those are 100% faked books. It's cheap, of course, so the quality is not good, especially is the map. When I go to Cambodia and Singapore, I decided to buy a travel guide book and my friend introduced this shop. I review both the authentic books from this shop and the faked one from another seller, because at first, I thought it was kinda waste to buy an expensive book when I only use once. However, after comparing 2 type of books, I decide to buy the authentic one. The first reason was the quality. I don't like to read a story that out of no where, the words are being blur out or covered by another sheet. This happens in most of copies books. The map on the faked one was really bad. The second reason was the price. I thought it was expensive because it's an imported book. I was wrong. Comparing with many other books I bought before, the price of those authentic traveling books were not expensive much. It's reasonable, plus I got a discount as I bought the old versions at the sale period of the shop ;). At this shop, you also find many other things such as travel fictions (used and new), travel maps of local Vietnam areas, phrase books and photo books. In addition, this shop own a photo book series named Vietnam Zoom. Currently, there are 2 books already published since last year: Bikelihood and The Drop of Life. You will be amazed by all photo of these 2 books, especially is the Bikelihood as those pictures reflect a quite big group of Vietnamese life. Anyway, if you're looking for an authentic book of Lonely Planet in Hochiminh, this shop is the place you should come first. The owner is a very nice and friendly guy. If you happen to meet him when you come to the shop and have some free time to chit chat, you will find for yourself some story and tips.…
Date of experience: December 2012
A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review May 2013
Ho Chi Minh55 contributions6 helpful votes
You will not find authentic Lonely Planet from this backpacker area except this bookstore. The fake copies are popular around from other bookshops, souvenir shops or street vendors which are cheap but low quality, especially the maps. Besides Lonely Planet books, it also stock travel fictions, both new & used, travel maps, photo books such as Vietnamese cooking book. SahaBook owns its photo book series Vietnam Zoom with Bikelihood and The Drop Of Life. You also can find SahaBook was listed on Vietnam guide book of Lonely Planet.…
Date of experience: May 2013