Looking for a second hand LP Thailand in Chiang Mai
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 6, 2012 10:32 AM Last Post By: bomakalu
Oct 4, 2012 6:10 AM
Looking for a second hand LP Thailand in Chiang MaiHi, I'll be arriving to Chiang Mai on 9th and could use a copy of LP Thailand as I'm totally new to the region. Are there second hand book shops, or backpackers' places selling used guidebooks? Or anyone wanting to get rid of their book? I'm having no luck to find one in Kuala Lumpur where I'm now.
Oct 4, 2012 7:29 AM
1Next to Starbucks across from Thapae Gate (on Thapae road) there is a soi with a bunch of bookstores. They all have used lonely planets. Gecko is very good. The actual street is Chiang Moi Khao road.
Oct 4, 2012 7:30 AM
Ok cannot guide you too well in that direction regarding Chiang Mai, but am sure you will come up trumps. In BKK you fall over LP guides second hand, there are so many for sale and some guest houses have a copy lying around somewhere.
I know that when I was in CM a few weeks ago I saw several that were the property of the GH owner, presumably left behind by some backpacker. If all else fails you could try downloading (pay for) just the paragraphs that you want. I did this when I could not obtain the very latest LP Myanmar guide. Cost me but cheaper than buying a book that was in any case unobtainable.
Oct 4, 2012 8:06 AM
3Yes there are several used book shops within a block of Thaphae Gate. Gekko Books on the small road next to Starbucks as dreamsigs mentioned also Backstreet Books. A block south around the corner from the Elephant Nature Fondation office on Ratchamankha road another Gekko Books and Lost Books. Plenty of 2nd hand LPs.
Oct 6, 2012 12:42 AM
Oct 6, 2012 10:32 AM
5My advice is
goto see rob at On the road books
opposite the UN pub
he is an old friend of mine and has so many versions going back a few years to the latest new copies
nice bloke great books
a lot of the ex pats know and use him
let me know if u go
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