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Publishing books in Khmer

Publishing books in Khmer is a complementary and essential for the development of libraries and reading.

Since 2000 Sipar has been developing a program publishing educational books and books of general literature in Khmer in particular for young Cambodians, offering them an access to knowledge and giving them a taste for reading. Publishing books in Khmer is an indispensable complement to developing reading in Cambodia but means enriching the works on offer which, through lack of market experience, don’t always offer the level of quality needed.

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Since 2000 …

  • More than 170 titles published
  • More than 2 000 000 copies printed
  • And already more than 80 training schemes offered in the  various professions (graphic designers, illustrators, writers, translators, artistic directors…)

Project Objective

To support the Cambodian publishing sector by training  professionals in the different professions and to offer Khmer children, teachers, educators and the general public a rich range of quality books corresponding to their needs and tastes.

All team Sipar Edition in CambodiaFrom Training to Publication : the birth of a book

Based in Phnom Penh, a team of 12 persons, active and well trained by international publishing specialists, is working on each book production  line: testing topics, editorial conception, text writing, text translation, correction, ayout, publishing, promotion and distribution. Sipar Books

Each book that has been published is made available thanks to the support of sponsors, foundations, companies and institutions that enthusiastically support Sipar in its will to publish and distribute more and more books aimed at young Cambodians and to adults too now.. In order to sustain publishing and to contribute to the emergence of the book market in Cambodia, SIPAR has decided to sell its books to the general public. But in order to take into consideration the living standards of the majority of Cambodians, a very low sales price has been defined so that many people can have access to books : revenues do not cover the price of production. By buying this book you will be supporting the NGO Sipar’s Library development program.

12 collections designed to meet the needs of everyone, adapted to each age range and each level of reading

5 collections for children aged 1 to 7 years old

First Picture Book, Picture Book, Let's read, Let's learn and First Stories

Books for very young children with simple and realistic pictures, bright colours, laminated paper, in a format designed for small hands. It’s through the early use of books, shared with a parent, that the child appropriates the object and develops his language.

Edition Sipar My favorite fruitsPicture book Mon imagier Edition SiparLet's learn J'apprends Edition SiparLet's read Première lecture Edition SiparPremières histoires First stories Edtion Sipar

3 collections for children and young people from 8 to 16 years old

I would like to read, I Can read and Youth Literature

A collection of books to give a taste for reading in primary and secondary schools. Illustrated fiction texts, adapted to the readers’ level to develop reading skills. Cambodian and international authors and illustrators to enrich the young readers’ imaginations.

Je voudrais Lire collection Sipar en khmerJe peux lire collection Sipar en khmerCollection littérature Sipar Le Petit prince en khmer

2 collections of documentary works for young people from 8 to 16 years old

Discover…, I would like to know ..., I would like to know scenes...

Books which satisfy most young people’s curiosity and need for knowledge. Unique works created by Cambodians to help readers discover the history, nature and environment of their country. In-depth documentation produced together with specialists and a presentation designed with a pedagogy that facilitates access to content.

Angkor Edition SiparI would like to khnow Je voudrais savoir Edition Sipar en khmerSipar ScenesDiscovery rabies - Institut pasteur

1 Comics series - Ages 14 and up

The Year of Hare - tome 1 and 2 - written and illustrated by Tian

L'année du lièvre de Tian édition en khmer SiparYear of hare tome 2 - TianYear of hare tome 3 - Tian

1 collection for adults

« Life skills » Easy to understand, easy to do

This collection touches on concrete subjects from everyday life : agricultural subjects (livestock farming or market gardening), health (nutrition, dental care, care during pregnancy, sexual hygiene …), work (creating ones own small business, finding work). Business (job readiness, micro company). It aims to help improve living conditions for urban as well as rural populations. It offers them simple instructions to diversify their culture, their food, their sources of income or their lifestyle.

Life skill Vie pratique Edition SiparCollection facile à faire Sipar en khmerCareer in beauty Sipar

SIPAR BOOKS in English and in Khmer



Contact us

  • 16 rue Champ Lagarde
  • 78 000 Versailles

  • 33 (0)1 39 02 32 52


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  • 9 street 334 - Po Box 31
  • Phnom Penh

  • 855 (0)10 200 740


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