Exploring Burma’s Bookshops: Yar Pyae

The last bookshop to be found on Pansodan Street, just before the bridge rises to cross the train tracks and to the left of its more famous competitor Innwa Books, is Yar Pyae. Founded and owned by Daw Khin Swe Win, Yar Pyae opened on January 1st 1999 and is still going strong boasting nearly 100,000 books in stock and averaging 150 customers a day …

Over 100 new books are acquired every month, all of them new. A small English language section can be found towards the left of the shop near the cashier. Every month, like many of the larger bookshops like Today and Sarpay Lawka, Yar Pyae release a bestseller list which they display both in house and on their active facebook page.

Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm.

No. 264, Upper Pansodan Street, Kyauktada township, Yangon.

Tel.  09 73245289