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    Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    This is a good book store for English books, i bought alot of english books there

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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    Yes, yes. Good bookstore.

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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    Yes, I would agree that Kinokunya is the best. I just wish they had a name that was easier to remember.
    The worst job in Thailand must be the man who has to sit down with a blue marker pen and mark a number two on the two-baht coins to stop people thinking they are one-baht coins.

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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    Chula Bookstore in Siam is quite good as well. Especially for academic books.

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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by ftbkk View Post
    Dasa book cafe, the best second hand book store,
    That is my least favourite. I like the one just up from Villa, I think it is called 'Elite' although the proprietor is a bit of a grump. Also the one one the other side of the road in a small soi off the side entrance to Emporium. Although a bit of a mess, they have an enormous number of books.

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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybean View Post
    I like the one just up from Villa, I think it is called 'Elite' although the proprietor is a bit of a grump
    God I haven't been in there for ages but I always remember the owner sitting at his desk at the end of the shop, marking prices on books and peering over his glasses whenever somebody coughed. I often walk past the shop but I'm always put off by the 'window display'. It seems to feature nothing but back issues of Time magazine, weighty tomes on weapons and warfare, and Japanese Schoolgirl Knickers Monthly.

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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil View Post
    weighty tomes on weapons and warfare, and Japanese Schoolgirl Knickers Monthly.
    get those on my monthly visit
    theres a cettain something about 2nd hand book stores that is just ace and makes me very competetive
    Dasa is just as user friendly and the owner as welcoming as the gimp at elite
    necessary evils my friends
    we dont go there for their winning personalities
    surely the point of owning the place is so you can sit in peace and read all day
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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    I went to the one you are talking about Phil, so often that I actually got a few smiles from the owner and in my Indian authors phase, he used to keep any that came in under the desk for me.

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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybean View Post
    I went to the one you are talking about Phil, so often that I actually got a few smiles from the owner and in my Indian authors phase, he used to keep any that came in under the desk for me.
    You made a connection with him you see Jelly. That's what it's all about - finding that common bond. Perhaps I should go in there and go !cough! ahem....Japanese schoolgirl knickers.

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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    ^That should do it!

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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    you can find novels anywhere, but if academic books youre looking for, use bit torrents or amazon.com. bangkok's selection of academic books in english, especially teaching books, resembles the state of its education. its not a coincidence.

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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    Go to Siam Parigon 3rd floor,they have a good book store with most of their titles in English and they also have Chinese, Japanese and Thai as well.

    They have many benches inside so you can find a book, check it out, read most of it, have some coffee, and take the day off there.

    If you do want to order a book, it will take them at least 3 months to order it.
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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    more like 3 weeks in my experience chuck
    thats also a kinokuniya and their website is quite uesful to

    Kinokuniya Book Store Home Page

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    Re: Good Bookstore for English Books in thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by chuck_s View Post
    Go to Siam Parigon 3rd floor,
    Is that a Bookazine?

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