Bookbed goes to: Dasa Book Cafe

by KB Meniado In what looks like a tiny, nondescript space along Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok, there is a well-known haven among and for book lovers called Dasa Book Cafe. It houses three floors worth of books, magazines and CDs, and is open to trades and consignment. The prices seem fair, given that most books are…

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6 Things To Love About Japanese Bookstores

by Clarissa Chua Last year, we visited bookish destinations in Hong Kong. This time, let’s discover the awesome things about Japanese bookstores! 1. Nine floors of books, books and more books One of Japan’s biggest chain of bookstores, Books Kinokuniya, has a branch in Shinjuku, home to over nine floors of books. Each floor houses its own specialty,…

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From Osaka to Nagoya: Bookish Things in Japan

by KB Meniado For bookish people, it’s a must to check out bookstores when travelling. The mere sight of reading materials—not to mention, the company of fellow story lovers, browsing through shelves after shelves after shelves—is exciting. Anything even remotely bookish is already a feast to the eyes. Sometimes, it can even get to a point where…

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Bookbed goes to: Atlantis Books

by Nina Fuentes Atlantis Books appears in articles proclaiming the must-visit book stores in the world, but we were drawn to it because of their sign that said “Rent-a-cat.” It was with some great irony that we stumbled upon this little gem because of a silly sign when a friend, who was supposed to be traveling…

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Supporting Local: An Interview with Flipreads

by KB Meniado Not many years ago, the main competition in book selling was only the now defunct Multiply (at least, locally) and when readers weren’t that Book Depository-savvy. Those times were relatively difficult for book-hunting because these sites weren’t specially tailored for book selling. However, recent times have seen easier ways to get those once-unreachable…

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Bookbed goes to: Mt. Cloud Bookshop

by Alfonso Mangubat I remember watching You’ve Got Mail 10 years ago and the thing that really piqued my interest more than the romance of the film was Kathleen Kelly’s tiny “shop around the corner” bookshop. You see, when I started the habit of reading, bookstores became my favorite stop every time I went to the mall.…

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Love in the Time of Secondhand Bookstores

by Kimberly dela Cruz  There is a force that sets my feet walking toward secondhand bookstores, especially Booksale and other independent shops where the owners somehow became my friends. I love the feel of preloved books—their cracked spines, the yellowed pages and that wonderful old-book smell that sets my imagination running wild, thinking about where the…

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