khmer book publishing

Sipar's mission is to support the publishing sector in Cambodia through the training of human resources in the various professions and to offer children, teachers, educators and the general public a wide choice of quality books, corresponding to their tastes and needs. Sipar works on the publication of original and quality fiction and non-fiction works in the Khmer language, distributed in reading services supported by Sipar and other NGOs, or offered for sale in bookstores and relay points at low prices. Today, the revenue generated makes it possible to cover production costs and develop programs.

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Our commitments

  • High-quality Khmer language
  • An easy-to-read Khmer script
  • Books adapted to the reading levels indicated
  • Documentaries created in collaboration with experts in the field
  • Beautiful illustrations
  • Books tested in the field
  • Gender-neutral titles that encourage the inclusion of people perceived as "different"


Based in Phnom Penh, a dedicated team, active and trained by international publishing specialists, ensures editorial production: subject testing, editorial design, writing, translation, corrections, layout, manufacturing monitoring, promotion and distribution.

Meet the team

20 collections to meet everyone's need

First picture book

Picture book


Montessori - life skills

Let's learn

I start reading

Let's read

First stories


I would like to read

I would like to read - special

I can read

I would like to know


Youth literature

Loam Arom

International litterature

Hors série collection

Hors séries

Career orientation

Life skills


Sipar has become a recognized publishing house, which raises the literacy level of Cambodia to that of developed countries. If all publishers published quality, attractive books, it would encourage Cambodians to read more.

DR Hang Chuon Naron

Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of Cambodia


titles published in 20 collections


new titles published in 2022

3.2 millions

copies published since 2001


training sessions since 2004


Sipar's works have been awarded numerous prizes:

  • 2021: IBBY Award for Best Translation for The elephant’s new shoe and Best Illustration Award for Rongkea and the green monster
  • 2019 : one of the four books about disability Leaksmee can run and jump but...  won the IBBY Award for Best Book on Disability. This book was presented at the Bologna Book Fair in April.
  • 2018 : Sothik, a confiscated childhood and  Panchatantra won the Best Author and Best Translation awards, respectively.
  • 2016 : the title I love my clothes won the Honorary Award for Best Translation
  • 2011 : during the international event of IBBY-Asahi (International Book Fair of Bologna in Italy); Sipar received the award for the best initiative in terms of reading promotion

Do you want to buy our books?

Get to know more about our collections, visit our Sipar Book website.

All of our selling points are in Cambodia. We do not have any stock in France. Please contact our team in Cambodia for more information at this adress :

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