One of my favourite bookshops in Myanmar, New Vision is the quintessential, tumble down second hand book store. The entrance is narrow and already framed with books. As you enter, the light dims and you are confronted by a wall of books.
This iconic hotel was built as a wooden boarding house by an Englishman and in 1901 sold to the Sarkie brothers, the famous Armenian hoteliers, who renovated it to the structure more or less how it is seen today. It soon became ‘the’ top hotel in the country and the first port of call for […]
Not quite a bookshop but rather a few racks of mixed books and magazines in the most prominent supermarket chain in Myanmar. Imagine a Tesco’s if someone had just thrown a bunch of randomn books onto a shelf and said ‘There you go.’
Namhsan, a town in the hills of north eastern Shan State, has taken on an almost mythical status – at least among foreign writers – a town hidden among mountains, unreachable, a lawless place where anything can happen. Some of that is partly true I guess.
Opened in the 1970s’, Bagan Book House is the mainstay of the famous 37th Book Street and has carved out its own niche with a collection dedicated solely to Myanmar in the English language …