Seikku Cho Cho’s owner, San Oo is a known poet and artist, but his real passion lies in his publishing house. Originally operating from a two-storey brick house on 164th street, the printing press was housed in the garage and a small shop selling their titles at the front of the main house.
The British Council might be a strange place to put on a list of prominent literary landmarks in Myanmar, but its library has played an influential role in the fight against decades of literary censorship in Yangon. The British Council’s original location was in Rander House on Pansodan Street, lower block, in the 1950’s.
With 5 locations across the city and 1 in Mandalay, MBC knows where the profit is. Many of their centres are heavily focussed on educational, self-help and children’s books. But their main centre, in an old colonial house with a huge garden is where to go …
Nothing about this squat, grey, block of a building would have it marked as a venue that has graced not one, but two Nobel laureates. Once the home of the Rangoon Times, the first all-English language newspaper in Myanmar that ran from 1856 to 1942, it was also visited by the great writer Rabindranath Tagore […]
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 […]