Dasa Book Cafe

Dasa Book Cafe, Bangkok: Hours, Address, Dasa Book Cafe Reviews: 4.5/5

Dasa Book Cafe
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Secondhand bookshop. Mainly English language but also carry other languages. Book list available for download/mail order at our website.
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The area
Neighborhood: Sukhumvit
With a mix of shopping malls, hip bars and food stalls lining both sides of Thailand’s longest road, you’ll rarely encounter a dull moment along Sukhumvit. While the main road itself doesn't offer a lot in terms of entertainment, it's the adjoining 'sois' (alleys) where the magic happens. Popular spots are soi 11 for a lively night out, soi 4 for naughty nightlife and soi 21 for world-class shopping at Terminal 21. It's hard to cover everything this area has to offer in on day, so be sure to take your time. Sukhumvit is heavily congested with traffic during day and night, so getting from A to B is most convenient using the BTS Skytrain right above it.
How to get there
  • Phrom Phong • 4 min walk

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Judoggy
Bangkok, Thailand70 contributions
Great range and great service
Jul 2021
I was looking for titles for my wife's birthday and found several. The best thing was what was stated on the website was exactly what they had in stock. Perfect. She was really pleased :-) :-)
Written July 21, 2021
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Elizabeth H
Mooloolaba, Australia150 contributions
Found what I was looking for
Feb 2020 • Couples
I enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction books with stories based on the area I’m traveling. On the first level Dasa has a great selection of Thai stories. I found several books to choose from. It wasn’t easy selecting one. My partner and I spent a good hour looking at books on every level in this shop. It’s a fantastic second hand shop and look forward to visiting again in my travels.
Written February 9, 2020
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Cameron C
Edinburgh, UK289 contributions
Best 2nd hand bookshop in Bangers
Jan 2020
I've used this shop for years and it is always a good place to find interesting books and offload any you don't want. Always worth checking out the new arrivals section when you go in.
Written January 23, 2020
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JANET M
23 contributions
Bibliophile heaven
Jan 2020 • Solo
What a marvellous find this shop is!
I went in to find a particular book on Angkor Wat and the helpful assistant directed me immediately to a volume on the ground floor.
As l was leaving, l spied an amazing collection of used cds and bought a hard to find French volume...l walked outside only to be drawn into the bargain tray at the front of the shop where l found a great book for a friend.
I will return for a serious rummage at a later date.
Written January 19, 2020
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Greg H
Bangkok18 contributions
Overall Unpleasant
Aug 2019 • Solo
I've been to Dasa on multiple occasions over the years, but I've finally had enough of it.
Do not try to sell books to Dasa as they will be always be the "wrong type", which is a very old and transparent way of paying you as little money as they can.
Over all, the staff are not friendly and aren't really up for engaging with or helping customers at all. A silly but telling exapamle is when I came into the shop and commented to the American man working there on the storm blowing outside "ummm...okay" he replies. In short, their image is all warm, cute, and friendly, but it's not true.
The shop itself is dank and dark and the stairs are brutal, so it's quite hard to get around. Also, there are multitudes of signs telling you what will happen if you pinch a book etc. which, while unpleasant, does fit in with the cold staff.
If Dasa were in the West it would be "that dark and grim shop with the grumpy staff" but as it's in Bangkok, it's celebrated. Pay a few hundred Bhat more and go to Asia Books.
Written August 22, 2019
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Zia
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions
The best secondhand book store in Bangkok!
Aug 2019
As the title says, it's the best secondhand book store in Bangkok with more than 15K books. A must-visit for travelers and expats who love books and a cup of coffee.
Written August 13, 2019
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745380
Chiang Mai, Thailand90 contributions
Heaven for those who try to find knowledge !
Feb 2019 • Friends
Life is like a box of chocolate , you'll never know what you get here !..nuff said, i found good book here. Thanks
Written March 1, 2019
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Ha-Mi Nguyen
Stockholm, Sweden160 contributions
Where you can find uncommon books
May 2018 • Solo
Like many other reviewers have said, this is a real gem for book lovers, especially those looking for uncommon titles. I was interested in some of the non-fiction. The experience could have been 100% positive had it not been for one of the ladies being pretty unwelcoming the entire time. I wonder if I did something that upset her, or if she was having a bad day in general...
They have a directory of books available on their website, which is nice.
Written December 16, 2018
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middleterra
179 contributions
A gem for bibliophiles
Nov 2018 • Solo
A delightful secondhand books store very close to the Emporium shopping center and the BTS Phrom Phong Skytrain station. I adored the multilevel building with wooden stairwell that houses this shop. Friendly staff. Very tidy, clean, organized selections covering many genres and languages. I picked up a Lorrie Moore for my leisure reading and a sweet hardback book in excellent condition for a friend.
Written November 30, 2018
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Dewiika
Jakarta, Indonesia32 contributions
an oase for a bookworm located in central business and shopping district Bangkok
Sep 2018
a welcome-warm ambiance when you entered the store. they have various kind of books, new and mostly second-hand books. You can borrow and purchase the book. Here you can buy a new book and sell it back when you finished ( they have a term and conditions on that which I forgot the details) Good place to just take a deep breath for a while after crazy shopping and enjoying the city with feeds for your brain :) The store has 3 level, which the second and third floor displayed children and mistery's genre books and a bit messy on the display. You'll be thrilled to find a shelf that contains a thousand of Compact Disc in front desk area, checks the album that now rare to find. that's a gem!
Written November 6, 2018
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Dasa Book Cafe is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM