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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
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    There was/is a bookshop in CM?
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    On seeing the thread title "The Bookseller From Hell" I assumed it would be about Porkie, the ex Thai Visa mod.

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    I wonder how this bloke would have coped running a Thai bookshop, they treat it like a library with kids sitting on the floor reading but never buying. They have to wrap the magzines up in plastic to stop the customers, mainly women, from standing there reading from cover to cover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
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    There was/is a bookshop in CM?
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    On seeing the thread title "The Bookseller From Hell" I assumed it would be about Porkie, the ex Thai Visa mod.
    George Goldman from Gecko Books, or the Irish fellow from the competition?

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    From what I know about ChIan Mai, there's about a half dozen second hand book shops selling books that most backpackers hotels swap for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    From what I know about ChIan Mai, there's about a half dozen second hand book shops selling books that most backpackers hotels swap for free.
    ....and then there are [at least] a couple dozen more decent bookshops that don't subscribe to the scuzzy backpacking hippie trail crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj916 View Post
    Canterbury Tales in Pattaya seems to do OK.

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    Thats where i used to buy and exchange my books. I stopped as point of principle due to the racism and bigotry displayed on a daily business by the Brit owner and all his geriatric mates who hang around the place every morning having their breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    From what I know about ChIan Mai, there's about a half dozen second hand book shops selling books that most backpackers hotels swap for free.
    ....and then there are [at least] a couple dozen more decent bookshops that don't subscribe to the scuzzy backpacking hippie trail crowd.
    Up until last week the only time I'd been to'The Lost Bookshop' in CM was over 20 years ago. It was a total dump. Dimly lit, with shelves groaning under the weight of mildewed, brown paged paperbacks by the likes of Jilly Cooper.

    I happened to pass by it again last week...what a transformation! Sparklingly clean and with a terrific selection of books, many in pristine condition.

    Well worth a visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
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    Canterbury Tales in Pattaya seems to do OK.

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    Thats where i used to buy and exchange my books. I stopped as point of principle due to the racism and bigotry displayed on a daily business by the Brit owner and all his geriatric mates who hang around the place every morning having their breakfast.
    LOL. Yes you are spot on. I used to know one of them, he didn't have a good word to say about anyone or anything.
    Hated everything about Thailand,the people, the food, the weather, everything.
    He could literally suck the life out of a stone.
    Possibly the most miserable person I have ever met.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj916 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by tj916 View Post
    Canterbury Tales in Pattaya seems to do OK.

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    Thats where i used to buy and exchange my books. I stopped as point of principle due to the racism and bigotry displayed on a daily business by the Brit owner and all his geriatric mates who hang around the place every morning having their breakfast.
    LOL. Yes you are spot on. I used to know one of them, he didn't have a good word to say about anyone or anything.
    Hated everything about Thailand,the people, the food, the weather, everything.
    He could literally suck the life out of a stone.
    Possibly the most miserable person I have ever met.
    That describes everyone of them. Bitter, depressing old men whose only highlight in their pathetic lives is going there every single morning for their fry up. God only knows how the place has lasted so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
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    Canterbury Tales in Pattaya seems to do OK.

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    Thats where i used to buy and exchange my books. I stopped as point of principle due to the racism and bigotry displayed on a daily business by the Brit owner and all his geriatric mates who hang around the place every morning having their breakfast.
    LOL. Yes you are spot on. I used to know one of them, he didn't have a good word to say about anyone or anything.
    Hated everything about Thailand,the people, the food, the weather, everything.
    He could literally suck the life out of a stone.
    Possibly the most miserable person I have ever met.
    That describes everyone of them. Bitter, depressing old men whose only highlight in their pathetic lives is going there every single morning for their fry up. God only knows how the place has lasted so long.
    Yes indeed, and the way they speak and treat the Thai staff makes me wonder if they receive the' chefs special sauce'

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