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Lovely man with wide historical knowledge (not a tourist attraction)

Before taking the train from Hsipaw to Mandalay I decided to quickly go by Mr Books book stall to... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Lucerne, Switzerland
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Just one of the best stops in this beautifful country.

We went to his shop looking for a book. Neither of us knew about him but when we bought a pair of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
koriki k
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Namtu Road, Hsipaw, Myanmar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to his shop looking for a book. Neither of us knew about him but when we bought a pair of them and started to talk about books suddenly his face changed: "do you have three minutes?" and finally we stayed there near an...More

Thank koriki k
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I went to buy a book. I ended up chatting and drinking coffee, and learned so much about Burma now and in the past. Mr Book works for his community, above all in education, but always has time to spare for anyone with a genuine...More

Thank piperclassique
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Mr Book was one of many charming people we met in Hsipaw. He sells books, postcards, and maps, and can point you to fascinating local background on Burmese history and Shan state.

Thank itsWindy
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

First of all, it is lovely to see a book shop so interesting and with a wide range of books in our digital world, spatially when its been own by such an intelegent person. Second, mr. Book is a lovely, kind, smiling, worm and special...More

Thank liav l
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I don't really understand how people can vote mr book as terrible. He was watching boxing when we got there, but as soon as I showed some interest, he started sharing his wisdom with us. We bought two books, and he explained to us that...More

Thank jovifo2
Reviewed 3 December 2017

I went to buy a book as had heard good things about Mr. Book and where the money goes to, however he refused to look away from his television and when I asked for prices I was just told they were very expensive. Don't waste...More

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I came accross this small book stall while walking around in Hsipaw. I was surprised with the quantity of books about Burmese history he had, and although at the beginning he wouldn't turn his sight from the TV (there was a local football match on),...More

1  Thank TonyGS89
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Mr Book is a lovely person who besides just selling books also helps school in poor villages around. You can bring old books or other items that could be used in schools for him to bring it there. Friends recommended visiting him and ended up...More

1  Thank Albert S
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Before taking the train from Hsipaw to Mandalay I decided to quickly go by Mr Books book stall to buy a book. The lovely Mr Book asked me if I could spare 10Min so he could tell me some things about myanmar history. I had...More

2  Thank cm0utandab0ut
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Mr. Book has a really nice book store and youvalso can exchange your own book during traveling in Myanmar! He is also a really nice person and a great guide for tourists.

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