An Essential guide to buying Books in Bangkok – For all your Erudite Needs

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Bangkok is one of the shopping capitals of the world, boasting world-renowned malls as well as sprawling traditional markets. If you’re a bookworm then there are many places to explore.

Aporia Books

If you’re somewhere close to the famous Khao San Road then this is the place to visit since the variety of books available here is astonishing. You will discover both brand new and second-hand books at this emporium of literary works, and everything from the latest bestsellers to French philosophy. Aporia Books is one of the most popular book stores in Bangkok.

Dasa

This is both a cafe and a used-book store. As far as bookshops go they have the best shop guide which can be accessed through their website to browse their comprehensive portfolio of books. Their cakes and coffee are also known to be quite good.

Bookazine

If you’d prefer reading newspapers and magazines over novels and books then this is definitely a place worth checking out. It is operated by ‘Asia Books’, one of the largest sellers of English-language books in Asia and specialises in magazines and newspapers while showcasing a range of books as well.

Kinokuniya

Any avid book reader will find that Kinokuniya is a paradise. They have many outlets throughout the world and each one is absolutely massive. You’re bound to discover this chain mentioned in various blogs such as Shopping in Focus due to the size of their outlets, and for featuring everything from non-fiction to comics and manga.


Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+