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Blue Dragon Book Fair is back on 6 and 7 May at Ngaio Hall
With all proceeds supporting the Blue Dragon Children’s Centre in Hanoi.
Your donations of books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles and board games can be accepted from Saturday 8 April.
Where – Kennards Storage at the bottom of Sar Street (19 Hutt Road). Drop in the downstairs area there, on the right-hand side, clearly labelled ‘Blue Dragon’
Please donate good-quality books only: NO books in bad condition, old atlases and academic text books, library books, encyclopaedias and magazines. There is also a limited market for self-help books, travel guides and older recipe books, so please be selective with these.
We would also be grateful if books arrive in standard or small boxes or bags that can be easily lifted. Banana boxes are the best as they fit tidily on to the trestle tables.
Kennard’s storage is open M-F 8am-6pm; Sat 9-5; Sunday 10-4pm. Sunday hours will apply on Easter Monday.
Any queries, email Iona at

Blue Dragon Book Fair 2022  raised $22,000 – enough to support at least 50 Vietnamese children to go to school for a year, and buy them school uniforms, equipment and school lunches.

Recognition for their work by supporters around the world.
Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation in Vietnam has won numerous awards recognising its outstanding achievements and the impact it’s had on improving the lives of disadvantaged children. For even more awards

2022 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor – United States Department of Labor


  • Recognition for significant contribution in the fight against human trafficking – The Vietnam’s Border Defense Force
  • Asia-Pacific Leaders, for Blue Dragon’s Senior Social Worker, Giang To –The Obama Foundation
  • Asia Young Leaders award, for Blue Dragon’s Chief Lawyer, Van Ta– Asia Society


  • Development Fellow, for Blue Dragon’s Chief Lawyer, Van Ta– The Asia Foundation
  • Medal for contributing to the Building and Development of Hanoi Capital City – Hanoi People’s Committee

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