Friday, 12 January 2018 06:38

Illustrative Genius

Quality children’s picture books, published by top Vietnamese publishing houses, used to be renowned for their brilliant and vibrant illustrations, executed in watercolours by talented artists.

Published in Book Buff
Monday, 16 October 2017 09:55

Domino Books & Coffee

The café that was once Kafka Bookstore & Café has had a name change and facelift to become Domino Books & Coffee.

Published in Just In
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 07:22

Real Picture Books are Best

There’s a lot of interest right now in pediatrics in figuring out how electronic media affects young kids’ brains, learning styles and habits — especially toddlers who are attempting to get a handle on spoken language. There is also ongoing interest in how relationships with good books and stories affects their cognitive and social growth.

Published in Book Buff
Saturday, 01 April 2017 16:30

Two Remarkable Books from 2016

One of these is Look by Iranian born American poet, Solmaz Sharif.

Published in Book Buff
Monday, 27 February 2017 07:31

History Through Irish Eyes

Robert McCrum, critic for the Observer, wrote of Sebastian Barry’s latest novel: “Some novels sing from the first line, with every word carrying the score to a searing climax, and Days Without End is such a book.”

Published in Book Buff
Thursday, 26 January 2017 08:30

Non-Fiction

Our Bookworm staff usually read fiction and biography, so to get an insight into recommended non-fiction books we polled three of our customers who always choose fascinating titles. They collaborated with us to mini-review their favourite reads for 2016.

Published in Book Buff
Monday, 05 December 2016 16:23

In Praise of Strong Women

Now that the US Presidential election is over, and with it, Hillary Clinton’s political career, it is a good time to examine books which reflect her belief that women can achieve what they want and more.

Published in Book Buff
Thursday, 06 October 2016 07:42

Hidden Houses of Hanoi

Linda Mazur has just released her first book, Hidden Houses of Hanoi, chronicling the lives of historic Art Deco houses near Thien Quang Lake. Built in the 1930s by architects inspired by modern Bauhaus designs, they were the homes of many intellectuals, artists, and diplomats throughout the last century.

Published in Breaking
Monday, 26 September 2016 06:18

Books for the Summer

“The full heat of the ripening season was upon us like a millstone, crushing the juice out of everyone.

Published in Book Buff
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 09:52

Literature and Identity

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the acronym that makes your mouth feel full of marbles — lgbtqi (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender — queer/questioning, intersex) — disappeared; if rainbows took back their real meaning; the word gay once again meant bright and happy; pride referred to a group of lions or to deep pleasure and satisfaction; you stepped outdoors if coming out; people could marry whoever they wanted, and same-sex marriage no longer deflected media attention from important issues.

Published in Book Buff
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