For travelers in Cambodia tours, especially for those who love reading, followings are a list of bookstore and libraries as well as online stores in the capital Phnom Penh city. For most bookworms, now you have a number of choices to get some original books you want in these bookstores and libraries.
1. D’s Books (Cambodia)
D’s Books has it own as a shop where you can get almost any used books and titles. This bookstore has been in business for many years.
Address: 79, Street 240, Phnom Penh
Tel: 092 527 029
2. Royal Bookstore
Royal Book store is an ideal place offering original and new books as well as delivery service around Phnom Penh. English-translated Manga, Magazines, Albums, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays are also available on this bookshop.
Address: 25D, St.454, Toul Tompong I, Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh
Tel: 098 888 575, 010 566 599
3. Monument Books and Toys Cambodia
Monument Books and Toys Cambodia which is one of the largest bookshops in Phnom Penh has been in this book business in the city since the early 1990s. Besides coming to the brick and mortar bookshop, you can order via its website, which has a varied collection of English language books about Cambodia.
Address: 111, Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh
Tel: 023 217 617
4. Scholar Library
Well-known as one of the best private-run libraries in the center of Phnom Penh, the Scholar Library is a community library to foster the love of reading among Cambodians.
Sok Lak, Scholar Library’s co-founder told Cambopedia.com that Scholar Library had space for young adults to read free, his library had about 3000 books for readers to enjoy.
Address: 35BE2 Street 298 Sangkat Toul Svay I, Khan Chamkar Mon Phnom Penh
Kinokuniya is a Japanese bookshop chain situated inside the second Aeon Mall in Sen Sok district. This is the first “Bookstore of Kii Province” in the capital city of Cambodia.
6. Craft Learn & Fun
Craft Learn & Fun offers used book directly imported from Europe.
Tel: 015 822 715
7. Sipar Bookshop
Head to Sipar Bookshop if you are looking for Khmer language books for children. This is the non-profit organization bookshop that has a good selection of Cambodian books as it works closely with local writers and publishes the books.
8. Phnom Penh National Library
Lies in the center of Phnom Penh, the National Library cannot be ignored by those who love what’s old. This is the French-styled and grand building, just a few minutes walk from Wat Phnom Penh.
In the library, they display the national Khmer archives and rare books. Annually, the National Library is the prime venue for the National Book Fair which draws thousands of young Cambodians come to see exhibitions of reading and books.
9. Seithakun Books
Seithakun offers a good selection of used books at reasonable prices.
Address: 148B, Stree 122 (behind Nationa Children Hospital), Phnom Penh.
10. SN Bookstore
SN Bookstore is one of the best bookstore bringing all kind of books to readers as well as delivery to all provinces in Cambodia.
11. International Book Center (IBC)
One of the biggest book shops in Phnom Penh, International Book Center provides both books in various languages and office stationery.
Address: 250, Preah Monivong Blvd.
12. Angkor Thom Bookshop
This local Angkor Thom book shop is a perfect place for those who would like to check out old and new Khmer-language books.
Address: 261 Kampuchea Krom Blvd (128)
Tel: 023 888 886
13. Bookhouse Cambodia
Apart from getting new books at Monument Book and Toys or used books at D’s Books, there is a new way to have some new copies you want. Head to Bookshouse Cambodia, which accepts your pre-order for original, new books. This online shop also provides delivery service.
Tel: 012 882 313, 070 882 323