Stationery Store(s)

Hi everyone!

Are there any large, dedicated, not-so-expensive stationery shops in D1/D2/Binh Thanh or the environs? I've been to a few large shops where they have stationery departments, but I need to find somewhere that has a lot of variety of individual items and staff that known what they're talking about. One with a variety of interesting teaching resources would be great!

Thanks :)

It is not a stationery store but the best source that I have found in HCMC for textbooks and similar materials is Nhà Sách Đại Trường Phát.  It is located at 207/6  Nguyễn Văn Thủ, Đa Kao Ward, D 1, Hồ Chí Minh.  It carries almost every ESL textbook that you are likely to use while in Vietnam including specialty books like business English.  They supply government schools and many private centers.  If they supply your employer, you can ask for a discount.  If you teach private lessons at home you can pick up textbooks for your students and then run them into your local photocopy shop.  Yes photocopies books are probably illegal even in Vietnam but it is hard to swim against the stream.  In addition to textbooks on the 1st level, Đại Trường Phát carries English books for teens and games on ground level and adult books on the 2nd.  I confess that I never went up to the top floor.  Website is  It is in Vietnamese but you can find your way around in it.  Kho Sách is the bookstore section.   They have a subsection called Adult but it is not what that means in the west.   ;)

As far as items like printer paper, pens, batteries and so on, I always just went to the tiny corner stationery store near my home which seemed to meet my needs.  I got so tired of finding dry whiteboard markers in classrooms that I simply bought my own set.  You would be surprised what they cram into these little shops.

Thanks! I'm not really looking for textbooks right now, but it's good to know, especially about the games. 

And yeah, I've been to a few corner stores, but it would be great if there was just a big dedicated store somewhere. The little shops are just so unreliable and so frustrating! Maybe I'm asking too much...

Hello KingJ,
Maybe I can help you, I am local, living in Hochiminh City, my major is not purchasing and dealing with vendor but I have some knowledge about it as well as I can help you in negotiation and communication in Vietnamese. Be sure I am not vedor supplier or advertising.
My email: xxx

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