Jun and Jul 2013
A couple of years ago the Bookworm’s manager, young Nguyen Kien from Hai Duong Province started to collect discarded ceramic bowls and plates made during and prior to the 1976 to 1986 ‘Subsidy Era’ (thoi ky bao cap).
The blue and white functional ceramics made in potteries in Bat Trang, in small potteries in Hai Duong and by Chinese ethnic people established in coastal areas of Quang Ninh, are now a rarity.
Kien, who has now started his own Bookcafe at the Agriculture University, will exhibit a selection of his extensive hand turned, hand painted collection at Bookworm Too during June and July. All items are for sale with all proceeds to Kien.
Most bowls and plates have a unique character. Private viewings can be arranged.
The Bookworm is the best little book cafe in Southeast Asia and the coolest place to browse.
Lane 1/28, Nghi Tam Village, Hanoi Click to see the map here