Yangon known for its secondhand book stalls as well as golden pagodas

MENTIONING elephants is a big mistake. It’s how, on a trip to Myanmar, I come to be known as the Elephant Man. It all begins late one afternoon in Yangon, the delightfully decrepit capital of a former hermit nation that’s opened up to the outside world and on its way to becoming South East Asia’s […]

Yangon’s long-standing bookshop shuts down

Once a magnet for eager bookworms, Amay Eain (Mother House) bookshop is now shuttered and dark, its shelves empty and its customers bereft. The oldest bookshop on Pansodan Road closed its doors on March 27. Amay Eain, a sought-after and respected source of a wide variety of new and second-hand publications, opened in 1993 on […]