Nearly 500 books were donated by a local gift shop, Le Chalet Cafe, to create a reading corner for the community of ancient Duong Lam village, located in the outskirts of Ha Noi.
The reading corner sits inside the Mong Phu temple, located near the village's main entrance. The new space opens to the community today.
The ancient village of Duong Lam has well-known Laterite Museum and is home to a few hundred lateritic brick houses built three to four centuries ago.
Le Chalet Cafe is a gift shop that supports and sells handicrafts and art products made by traditional artisans from minority ethnic groups and craft villages in Viet Nam.