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    Quote Originally Posted by lamphun alan View Post
    I’m sure you will

    Good

    All the best to you and yours.

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    All shutdown and closed up now, walked past a few days sgo

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamphun alan View Post
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    All shutdown and closed up now, walked past a few days sgo

    Yup, George closed it down.

    For your information a brief history of some CM bookshops sent to me by a mate who knows;


    "Gecko was owned by a fat American, also called George, who sold out a couple of years ago and went back to the States. Originally my friend Richard, who I was at university with, had a second hand bookshop in Mae Hong Son whereas George had one in Pae. They met up and decided to open a shop in Chiang Mai. At one time they owned quite a few. American George started coming into the shop that Richard looked after and eventually learned enough to open and gradually expand Gecko. He overstretched himself with other ventures including massage shops and restaurants and ended up having to sell and return to the US in a forlorn state. Prior to that Richard's illness meant that he had to sell out to George (Backstreet not American). Since then George has gradually closed shops so that he is now only left with The Lost Bookshop. Backstreet was the final one he sold and I think that was the one he was hoping you would buy. In the end he decided not to sell to avoid competition."

    I didn't buy it as the premises were leased and my wife had no desire to move to CM.


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    I remember the big American in Gecko books just next to the above Backstreet Books shop.
    Thanks for the info.

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