Laotians do not have the habit of reading books a lot, thus, it seems there are not too many bookshops in this country. The capital Vientiane can be considered the place where residents buy books more than other locations in the country. Below is top 5 bookshops in Vientiane that contain books in both English and the native language:

Monument Bookshops

Monument Book Shops is the largest and most famous bookstore in Vientiane. There are several stores of Monument Book Shops in the city. This is a two-floor building in which the downstairs is for selling books and the upstairs is for exhibitions. The shop offers a diversity of kinds of books such as science books, educational book, reference books, travel instruction books, newspapers, magazines, comics…as well as language books in English, French, German…Besides, you can also easily see the books about the culture, tradition and custom of Laos.
Website: http://www.monument-books.com
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Call: +856 21 243 708Vientiane Monument Bookshops

Book Café

Book Cafe is a café and bookshop situated on Heng Boun Road in the center of the capital. The shop offers new and secondhand books in many international languages such as English, German, Swedish and Lao. The store is divided into many categories comprising mainly novels and travel books. Besides the inexpensive, people also come here to exchange books.
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Call: +856 20 5689 3741

Kosila Bookstore

Located after the famous That Dam, Kosila Books is a familiar address for book lovers in Vientiane which only sells secondhand books. The categories here are extremely diverse with many kinds of books like travel books, culture books, novels, detective books, language books… Like many other bookshops, Kosila offers books in a variety of languages including English, French, Spanish, Chinese…Kosila Bookstore
Call: +856 20 22240964

Books @ DK

Books @ DK is the ideal address to purchase reference books from a lot of famous publishers in Vientiane. Besides, the shop also displays books about the aspects of the business, marketing, finance, technology…as well as some of the classic novels in English, Lao and Thai. Especially, if you cannot find out immediately the books you want, you can order the shop and receive them in a short time.
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Call: +856 20 5899 6523

Vientiane Book Center

Located on Fa Ngum Road, near Mekong River, Vientiane Book Center is a small bookshop but contains a huge amount of secondhand books including reference books, culture books, travel books…It also sells postcards for those who want to find several souvenirs. Books here are mainly written in English, French, German and Lao.
Call: +856 21 212031Vientiane Book Center