Lenou's Library

About Us

A note from the founder, Lenou Sypasurt:

My name is Lenou and Lenou’s Library is a small lending library and cafe I have set up in Luang Prabang, Laos, to help the local community.

As you may be aware, there are not many books in Laos. The books that are available are quite expensive for Lao people to buy and there are not many places where locals, especially students, can borrow books. For this reason, it is still difficult for most Lao people to access books.

My aim is to collect books (mostly in Lao, but also in Thai and English) and let people borrow them for free. As a Lao person I love my country very much and would like to see it develop in the right way. I am trying to help as much as possible. I would like to see all people get an education and hope my small library will assist with this process. I love reading and believe it is important because it helps us to learn more about the world and develop our ideas.

As you can imagine, Lenou’s Library will not survive without your assistance. If you are able to volunteer or donate books that you believe would be useful and of interest to the local community, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your support!