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#1 Second Hand Bookstore

Postby puan » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:36 pm

I have received the following from a friend here in Pattaya...

"Do you know of a second hand paperback book store. They had one over Tops on 2nd Rd but it's gone. There was one at the Dolphin roundabout but that too is gone. Somebody said there was one around Friendship market on South Pattaya Rd; I looked but nothing."


I do not know of one but told him I would post and ask.

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#2 Re: Second Hand Bookstore

Postby windwalker » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:19 pm

Yes, close to Friendship Market. Name is Secondhand Books on Soi 20 across from Friendship

http://pattayasecondhandbooks.com/contact/

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#3 Re: Second Hand Bookstore

Postby bao-bao » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:44 am

windwalker wrote:Yes, close to Friendship Market. Name is Secondhand Books on Soi 20 across from Friendship
http://pattayasecondhandbooks.com/contact/


Thank you - I'll check it out next time I'm there!

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#4 Re: Second Hand Bookstore

Postby puan » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:38 am

Windwalker....thank you. I have passed this info on to my friend and he says "THANK YOU" also.

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#5 Re: Second Hand Bookstore

Postby christianpfc » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:27 am

There was a thread on similar subject a while ago where I posted all 2nd hand bookshops I now.

The one at Dolphin roundabout (South-East of) is back, although much smaller and irregular opening times.

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#6 Re: Second Hand Bookstore

Postby Gaybutton » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:18 am

Also, if anyone is looking for a second hand bookstore in Bangkok, try Dasa Book Cafe:

http://www.dasabookcafe.com/

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https://www.facebook.com/dasabangkok

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#7 Re: Second Hand Bookstore

Postby christianpfc » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:37 pm

Here is the post I was referring to:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7135&start=10
and that's what I wrote there:

Re: Thais 4 Life Bookstore
Postby christianpfc » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:20 pm
Just had a look at Second Hand Books South Pattaya Road Soi 20.

The owner took over many books from Thais4life. Together, we came up with the following list of 2nd hand book shops in Pattaya:

Second Hand Books South Pattaya Road Soi 20 http://pattayasecondhandbooks.com/

Canterbury tales in Soi Bua Khao / Chaloemprakiat Soi 25 (parallel to Soi Lengkee) http://www.canterburytalescafe.com/

J&K Books near Dolphin Rounabout (south-west corner, just behind the restaurant in the open space) (no website that I know of)
edit: gayboutton found their facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/JK-book- ... 3914714015

Jagger's German Bookshop (near Batman Building), only German language books (no website that I know of)

Star Books (east of Sukhumvit, Soi Khao Noi) http://www.starbookworm.com/

bookshop in Chayapruek Soi 1 near beach


(Shows once more that such stuff is better presented in a blog or a wiki instead of a forum, where posts go to oblivion after some months and the same questions are asked and the same subjects discussed year after year with little new information. Similar threads elsewhere show that there is a general interest, and one day in the distant future I might visit all second hand bookshops and make a detailed post.)

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#8 Re: Second Hand Bookstore

Postby bao-bao » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:53 pm

Gaybutton wrote:Also, if anyone is looking for a second hand bookstore in Bangkok, try Dasa Book Cafe

Dasa is a regular stop for me. Great place.

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#9 Re: Second Hand Bookstore

Postby PeterUK » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:59 pm

The best place for secondhand bookshops, without a doubt, is Chiang Mai. I make special trips just to stock up on books. There are six within easy walking distance of the Thapae Gate. The best of them are Backstreet Books, Lost Books and On The Road Books. The first two are owned by a knowledgeable Irish guy and the third by a pleasant Englishman. All three are well laid out with tables, low shelves and a changing selection of books prominently displayed. They feel spacious, welcoming and the customer is happy to browse. The other three are Gecko Books (two branches) and Shaman books. These pack in as many books as they can with floor to ceiling shelves and narrow corridors and it can feel like entering musty catacombs. The customer is dispirited by the sheer volume of books and disinclined to browse for long. The reason for Chiang Mai's predominance in this field is not hard to find - its large number of backpackers are often on gap years from college and well-educated. They like books and form a ready market. Moreover, they tend to like good quality books, so you don't get mainly the 'airport fiction' which I've noticed fills the shelves at a bookshop like that in Pattaya by the Soi Bua Kao market.

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#10 Re: Second Hand Bookstore

Postby christianpfc » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:12 pm

Comprehensive list of Pattaya Second Hand Bookstores, to the best of my knowledge as of Dec 2016:
http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2016/1 ... ttaya.html


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