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    Guide to English Bookshops in Chiang Mai

    With its large numbers of expats, Chiang Mai is the only city in Northern Thailand with a respectable selection of English bookshops; most of which are to be found within walking distance of Thapae Gate.For new books, DK Book Centre and Suriwong Book Centre are the most popular, while SE-ED Book Centre (Big C Extra Chiang Mai) has a great range of non-fiction books. Bookazine and Bookzone have a good generic selection of international magazines and news media, along with the usual range of fiction and travel books. The major shopping centres of Central and Airport Plaza have stores with a limited range of English books, while the Suriwong branch at Chiang Mai Airport has a somewhat better selection.Second hand bookshops have sprung up in the area just east of Thapae Gate, making this a convenient place to compare range and prices. The majority of the books are popular fiction paperbacks and travel guides, though don’t expect any real bargains as most have been shipped in from the UK and cost about 300 baht a book. Nonetheless, they do offer trade-ins and have a great selection.


    Recommended book shops in Chiang Mai

    Suriwong Book CentreA large international bookstore with many great titles on Thailand; particularly coffee table books. Open: 10:00-21:00, 54, 54/1 Sridonchai Rd., Haiya. Tel: (053) 281 052-6.

    On The Road (Secondhand bookshop)A small, down-to-earth shop with very reasonable prices, conveniently located near the Irish Pub. Not too overwhelming but decent selection. 38/1 Ratwithi Rd.

    DK Book CentreA large bookstore but with a limited selection of English books, and few fiction titles. Open: 09:00-20:00, 79/1 Kotchasarn Rd.


    SE-ED Book Centre
    Best for non-fiction titles and computer books. Located in Big C Extra Chiang Mai on the Superhighway near the Chiang Mai-Doi Saket road. Big C Extra Chiang Mai (1st Floor), 94 Moo 4, Chiang Mai-Lampang Rd., Tel: (053) 851 181-2.

    Gecko Books Chiang MaiGood range of secondhand books with English-speaking owner. Two locations in town. Gekko Books (Main) – 2/6 Chang Moi Kao Rd., Mobile: (091) 745 9671.


    Backstreet Books ShopNice interior, good selection. Open: 09:00-21:00, 34/3 Ratchamanka Rd., Tel: (053) 206 656
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    Shaman Books ShopCentrally located, near Thapae Gate, this small shop specialises in new age books. Open: 09:00-22:00, 2 Soi 1, Kotchasarn Rd., Mobile: (062) 156 4591
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    Tokyodo Books ShopJapanese bookstore in Central Kad Suan Kaew on the 4th Floor. Central Kad Suan Kaew (4th Floor), 99/4 Moo 2, Huay Kaew Rd., Tel: (053) 894 402.

    Zirieng (Udompol) Stationery Store Limited English books, but loads of office supplies and more. Open: 09:00-18:00 (Monday-Saturday), 20 Ratwithi Rd., Tel: (053) 223 600,
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    Used to be a great little book shop opposite the PornPing, but I'm guessing it's a casualty of the fact that the hotel shut down for two years for a refurb, because it's gone.

    Most of the businesses on that street are suffering now.

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    the OP should start at thread entitled, "guide to stealing content from other websites and trying to pass it off as your own".

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    the OP should start at thread entitled, "guide to stealing content from other websites and trying to pass it off as your own".
    Corner Reachy, corner...there's a good boy.

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    It's certainly poor form not to put a link, though.

    Guide to English Bookshops in Chiang Mai ? Chiang Mai Thailand Travel Guide ? 1Stop Chiang Mai

    They missed out arguably the best of the lot since 'Backstreet Books' folded. As well as a decent selection of books, The Lost Bookshop offers the chance to watch seemingly endless re-runs of the ancient BBC sitcom 'Open All Hours'.

    For some reason.

    It's been around for donkey's years, but they've smartened it up recently.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...hiang_Mai.html
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    guide to restaurants in chiang mai

    David's Kitchen
    4,141 reviews
    #1 of 2,045 Restaurants in Chiang Mai

    $$$$ French European Asian Thai Soups Fusion Vegetarian Friendly Vegan Options Gluten Free Options





    B Samcook Home 16
    122 reviews
    #2 of 2,045 Restaurants in Chiang Mai

    $$$$ Deli Asian Thai Vegetarian Friendly Vegan Options Gluten Free Options






    Lone Star Bbq
    97 reviews
    #3 of 2,045 Restaurants in Chiang Mai

    $$ - $$$ American International Barbecue Southwestern




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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    guide to restaurants in chiang mai

    David's Kitchen
    I was going to take some friends to Davids Kitchen over Xmas but on their site they said "We are full until 2019".

    Must be doing very well, I suppose that Top Ten in the World on Tripadvisor helps.

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    So what's happened to Ulyses G of TV fame, George to his friends? Didn't he run a bookshop in CM?

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    Silkworm Books.
    CM based publisher/distributor.


    https://silkwormbooks.com/

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    ebooks are my preferred choice since 2004

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