Why are western books so expenisive in Thailand, even the second hand ones? Is it supply and demand?
Must be supply and demand.
Down south here most of the bars have a nice little library where you can borrow.
Which is a real godsent because books is very very pricey down here.
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I don't think they're that expensive in Bangkok, I usually trade in a book when getting a new (second hand) one and pay very little.
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of course it's supply and demand.
how about buying them on amazon? pay western prices then?
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Can someone point me to a good used book shop here in BKK?
What about a forum book exchange? I've thought about that recently.
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The best one is near Phrom Pong, loads of fantastic books! (I like fantasy stuff)
^^ That's close to me, any more details on the location? I had to go to Kinokuniya at the Emporium last night the book ended up costing me 800 Baht.
If you go from on nut you exit on the left and walk down the road a bit back towards on nut that is. You will spot it!
my favourite is probably 'shaman books' on khao san road. the only times i've ever been to k.s.r. have been to visit this place. tend to use tunnel vision; taxi there, walk quickly to the bookshop, browse, buy, get the fuck outta there. hate the place.
there's another one there too that's good.
There is a very good one in Pattaya, Canterbury Tales Cafe & Bookshop.
Google them for location
actually if you look at the cover prices in kinokuniya generally the local price converts to less than the uk price, so not expensive really
question is why dont you have more money to spend on books
the 2nd hand shop dasa that was mentioned above is fine
]not the best 2nd hand book store in the world, not the worst
cheaper than khao san, theres also elite near the robin hood which is expensive and pokey
if its a book you are going to keep, may as well go to kinokuniya which often has 20% off new books
and if you buy a lot get a members card which gets you 10% off
costs 500THB and paid for itself in a month for me
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