Exploring Burma’s Bookshops: OS 2

A sister shop to the larger OS store on 37th Street.  This iteration opened in 2017 to take advantage of the busy foot traffic on Pansodan.  The manager, U Han Myint, often seen from the main street with a book in his hand through the open shutter space, has complete control over the shop, including purchases and sales.  With roughly 30 to 50 customers’ every-day and about 10 to 15 purchases, it’s not as busy as OS1.

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The English language section is much smaller but full of surprises with works difficult to find anywhere else.  U Han Myint also dabbles in original English language classics if that is your thing.  I once saw a five volume 19th century, London published re-edition of Charles Dickens’ works in almost mint condition selling for 50,000 MMK.

Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm

No. 128, corner of Mahabandoola and Pansodan Street, Kyauktada Township, Yangon

Tel. 09 253916443

 

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