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    Why are western books so expenisive in Thailand, even the second hand ones? Is it supply and demand?

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    Re: Buying books

    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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    Re: Buying books

    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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    Re: Buying books

    of course it's supply and demand.

    how about buying them on amazon? pay western prices then?
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    Re: Buying books

    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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    Re: Buying books

    The best one is near Phrom Pong, loads of fantastic books! (I like fantasy stuff)

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    Re: Buying books

    ^^ 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.

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    Re: Buying books

    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!

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    Re: Buying books

    Thanks!

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    Re: Buying books

    Quote Originally Posted by Cream View Post
    The best one is near Phrom Pong, loads of fantastic books! (I like fantasy stuff)
    nver liked it, expensive and badly laid out.

    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.

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    There is a very good one in Pattaya, Canterbury Tales Cafe & Bookshop.

    Google them for location

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    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
    Cheers reinvented. I got my card this evening. It's strange they don't advertise this more!

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