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Daveo

Have bought in over 1000 as new books last week, all recent titles as well as a good stock of German, French, Dutch and Scandinavian books, about to recieve some books from Jake Needham and Dean Barrett, hopefully all signed.

Pop in for a browse.

Cheers Dave

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7-Eleven

Thanks Dave... I will do when i'm there in June.

 

Hopefully you've got a room for me? See Deadmans email???

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Daveo

Yes Ali.

Sorted mate, see you in June.

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Daveo

The all new Book Cafe, on Soi Bauhkow opposite the R-Con Residence hotel, opened because I took stock of over 4,000 books in the last 2 months.

 

Many latest titles and many more Thailand/ Pattaya related books, new and used, as well as translaters/dictionairies, Thai/English English Thai ideal for you and your TG with CD's also so handy for the PC.

 

Have a lot more Autobiographies/Biographies, human interest, sports, Travel books, Golf course maps etc etc.

 

Just recieved some new books from David Young, Fast Eddies lucky 7 a Go Go, Sukhumvit road, Bangkok Dick and his new

one No problem girl.

 

See www.canterburytalescafe.com for online bookshop and I now offer a wish list so if there is a particular book/title you are looking for I will search our stock and if I have it I will send it to you, handy especialy if you live in the jungle or in one of the villages and you cannot get to a bookshop.

 

We have over 25,000 books in stock so a good choice, in many languages as well.

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buckowski

I read that book in your Sig, Private Dancer, earlier this year, fantastic book, the best i've read on Thai related stuff, are there any more of that quality?

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kovalam

:P "Beach Books" on first floor of Tops Supermarket is good for used books in english, french, german..

 

I changed my books there.

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Daveo
:Laugh1: "Beach Books" on first floor of Tops Supermarket is good for used books in english, french, german..

 

I changed my books there.

 

We would also exchange books from there as well as anywhere, we have a large selection of German books, as well as quite a few of the Thai/Pattaya related books in German.

Of course we have English, French, Scandinavian, Dutch, and a few various.

see www.canterburytalescafe.com for details and map

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Mr Wiggy

Has Crazy Dave & Crazy Linda bought a book out yet ?

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Daveo
Has Crazy Dave & Crazy Linda bought a book out yet ?

 

YEEEAAAHHHH

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tshirtXpress.net

hi davo where is your book shop mate...

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tshirtXpress.net

lazy me!!! im just round the corner from you,just checked your website out

 

thanks

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Daveo

Some of the latest titles in Today at Canterbury Tales Bookshop, Soi Chaiyapoon

 

Author, Robert Harris, The Ghost, (new) Pompeii, Imperium, & Enigma.

A. D.Baldacci, , Stone Cold, Hour game, The simple truth,

A. A. Mc Dermott, The hunt for Atlantis,

A. T. Dowling, The Giles Worthing haters club.

A. R. Ludlum, The road to Gandofs, The road to Omaha, The Bourne Identity, & Supremacy.

A. M. Tajani, A Chamelians tale.

A. Q. Xiaolong, Death of a red Heroine.

A. Marcus Lattrell with P Robinson, Lone survivor.

A. J Le Carre, Absolute friends.

A. L. Child. Nothing to lose, One shot, The visitor.

 

Polotics USA.

A. D. McCullough, Truman.

A. W, Doyle, Inside the Oval office.

A. Jimmy Carter, Our endangered Values.

A. P. Krugman, The great Unraveling.

A. M. Drosmin, Citizen Hughes.

A. R Susking, The one percent Doctrine.

A. Dan Qualye, Standing firm.

 

Polotics Australia.

A. Alan Clark Diaries

 

Sport.

Alex Ferguson, Bryan Robson, Nobby Stiles, P, McGrath. Gazza, Andy Gray,

M, Schumacher,

Arnold Palmer, Payne Stewart, J, Feinstein. All Thailand’s Golf courses, ( map )

A. K. Fletcher, Ashes to Ashes. Botham.

 

Crime.

The mammoth book of Detective stories.

A. J Jackson, Leavenworth Train.

World famous Villains.

A. Eddie Richardson, (gangland) The last word.

A. C Chance, Carabanchel.

A. P Collins, The men from the boys.

A. T Kirby, Model prisoner.

A. J Boyle, Laff.

A. P Howard, The Joy.( Mount joy Prison).

A. C Merridale, Ivans war.

A. I E Jones, Hotel Babylon.

 

Various true stories.

A. A V Tunzelmann, Indian Summer.

A. S S Montifiore, Stalin.

 

Asian Stories.

Tales from Siam.

Six Dots for Asia.

Mongolian Shamanism.

A. M Jian Red Dust, a path through China.

Catfish & Mandella.

The life of Pi

A. A Ghosh. The glass Palace.

A. P McCabe, Breakfast on Pluto.

A. G Joyce, Smoking Poppy.

A. J Bealby, For a Pagan song.

A. J Swain, River of Time.

A. B Dakin, Another quiet American.

A. B Mezrich, Ugly Americans.

 

Lonely Planet.

India.Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam. Mayanmar(Burma) ( All brand new 2008) much cheaper than R.R P

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Daveo

Some of the latest books etc in lately, Set of 5 CD'S Thai/English, good for Thai's as well, need a PC or notebook for these, easy and fun to use, RRP 599 baht, our price 450 + free Holiday Languge guide rrp 150.

 

Brand new Lonely planet Vietnam (2008) rrp 875baht, our price 650 + free Holiday Language guide.

Brand new Lonely planet Thailands Islands and beeches (2008) rrp 845 baht, our price 700 + free Holiday L guide.

Brand new Lonely planet Bangkok (2008) rrp 750 baht, our price 500 + free Holiday Language guide.

Brand new Lonely planet Myanmar (Burma) (2008) rrp 950 baht, our price 700 + free Holiday Language guide.

 

Most of Christopher J Moores books eg; Killing smile, Chairs, Pattaya 24/7 and lots more with money off the rrp, brand new editions with a free 2008 Thailand golf map, rrp 150baht.

 

Jake Needhams brand new signed editions of Laundry man and killing Plato, 2 for one now, both books for 340baht.

 

Brand new, J Thompson, Unsolved mystery," interesting stuff " by William Warren, rrp 699 baht our price 450.

 

Cartoon book by the well known Mike Baird, brand new, rrp 450, our price 350, with a fre holiday Language guide.

 

Most of the Thai/Pattaya related books on offer at a money off rrp price plus a free Holiday Languge guide rrp 150baht.

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Daveo

Having a stock clearance now as many new books in lately, knocking out books in Pairs, many books 2 for 60 /80 / 100/120 baht the 2, all good condition and top Authors.

 

Also a lot of Thai related books brand new with 100 baht off Asia book prices and Bookazine, some with free Thai/English translators and some with free 2008 golf map.

 

Pop into either shop for a look and also dont forget the 50% return policy, something the new book shops do not offer.

 

Also if you buy a book in either location you can exchange it in either location too.

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Daveo
Having a stock clearance now as many new books in lately, knocking out books in Pairs, many books 2 for 60 /80 / 100/120 baht the 2, all good condition and top Authors.

 

Also a lot of Thai related books brand new with 100 baht off Asia book prices and Bookazine, some with free Thai/English translators and some with free 2008 golf map.

 

Pop into either shop for a look and also dont forget the 50% return policy, something the new book shops do not offer.

 

Also if you buy a book in either location you can exchange it in either location too.

Here are some examples;

Bargain books sorted out some of our stock and need some space for new stock so doing some 2 for ones at the moment, prices are from 60 to 100baht for 2 books and all are returnable for the 50% credit exchange scheme.

 

We have Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith & The Innocents club by T Smith, just 40baht each.

 

Beneath the skin & The memory game both by Nicci French. 40baht each

Soul Circus & Drama City both by G Pelecanos. 40baht each

 

State of Siege by Tom Clancy & Bravo two zero by Andy Mcnab, 40 baht each

Gone but not forgotten & the last innocent man by Philip Margolin, 30baht each

The Murderers & The last Heroes by W.E.B. Griffin.

 

Indelible & A faint cold fear by Karin Slaughter 40 baht each

Northern lights & Chesapeake blue by Nora Roberts.

Warning signs & The programme by Stephen White.

 

Killing Time by K. T McCaffrey & The Hope by Herman Wouk.

Rosco by W. Kennedy & Goodfellas by N. Pileggi.

 

Karas Game by G Stevens &Fan mail by R Munsen.

Cuba by Stephen Coonts & The house of thunder by Dean Koontz

Misery & The Dark tower both by Stephen King.

 

The 7th Royal by D Stanwood & the edge of Eden by N Proffitt

Motal Pursuit by B Harper & Courage under fire by P.S Duncan.

 

We have many more doubles by Grisham, Patterson, Coonts, King, and many more all around 30/40/50 baht each and with the 50% refund.

We also buy books or trade in unwanted books. Call Dave 086 575 4966 for details

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Daveo

Had a trip to BKK today to pick up some books from the well known Author John Burdett, I now have in the shop signed by him Bangkok 8 Bangkok Tattoo & Bangkok Haunts his new book out this year, I have added a bit about john I found online.

 

 

 

John Burdett: Detective writer at work in a seedy Bangkok district

As John Burdett ambles down a street packed with girly bars he passes two women in skimpy outfits waving their hands excitedly and calling out, "John! John!"

 

There are plenty of johns around - this is Soi Cowboy after all, one of the better-attended red-light districts in Bangkok - but the bar girls are waving to John with a capital "J," their author-friend and confidant. Burdett waves back.

 

Burdett, a 56-year-old former lawyer, has spent the past seven years chatting up hundreds of bar girls - research! - as inspiration for his critically acclaimed trilogy, soon to be quartet, of gripping detective thrillers set in Bangkok's netherworld.

 

"Bangkok 8," published in 2003, has sold more than 100,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen BookScan, and foreign rights to the novel have been bought by publishers in 19 other countries. The sequel, "Bangkok Tattoo," was released in 2005 and "Bangkok Haunts" was published in the United States this year and made it onto best-seller lists on the West Coast.

 

Among critics, Burdett has both ardent fans and sceptics. Laura Miller of Salon.com described "Bangkok 8" as a "deliciously fresh breath of air in the often musty halls of detective fiction." Michiko Kakutani, writing in The Times, bridled at the book's "grotesque, voyeuristic scenes" and found the female characters in the book not "remotely credible."

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Reviewing "Bangkok Haunts," also in The Times, Claudia La Rocco praised Burdett's "witty, idiosyncratic" storytelling and wondered why Hollywood has yet to put any of his books on the screen. As it happens, Burdett is spending the latter half of October playing host to a scouting team from Millennium Films, who have an option on making "Bangkok 8" into a movie.

 

Modern Bangkok is many things to many people. Tourists these days are likely to come for the shopping, the fabulous restaurants, the $5 foot massages and the nearby golf courses and beaches.

 

But Burdett keeps a tight focus on Bangkok as sin city, a "lusty, clawing" metropolis of exotic bar girls, shady jade dealers, Viagra-popping Western johns and corrupt cops.

 

Burdett explores a side of Thai society that has long fascinated Westerners: the apparent willingness of large numbers of women here to sell their bodies without obvious shame - and in a country where brothels are illegal, the willingness of the police, the government and the society as a whole to look the other way.

 

Make no mistake, Burdett's books are fantasy: a murder victim in "Bangkok 8" is killed by snakes that snap out of hibernation when the amphetamine-laced ice in which they are packed melts.

 

Yet Burdett's writing is also keenly anthropological, decorated with wry observations that carry a ring of truth to those who live in Thailand.

 

He explains the improbable presence of a Buddhist shrine at the entrance to many sex bars. He takes us inside brothels, behind the bar, upstairs into the private rooms and downstairs into the members-only sections of Bangkok's "saunas."

 

When Burdett takes the reader to a red-light district during daylight hours, we trust that a bar might really smell like "pine-cleaning fluid blended with stale beer, cigarettes and cheap perfume," as he wrote in "Bangkok 8."

 

His passages about the sex trade are explicit but not titillating. He is neither judgmental about prostitution nor particularly probing about its sociological impacts. His personal view is that there is nothing to justify.

 

"Prostitution is the oldest profession that we know of and it isn't going to go away," he said. "The only time it's ever gone away is in police states, and even then the police state had to be at its most hysterical."

 

Burdett is clearly more sympathetic to the prostitutes than the aging, Western men they service ("Australians with guts so huge they look about to give birth").

 

As part of his research, he has travelled to the stilt houses in northeast Thailand, a Lao-speaking region known as Isaan and the home turf of most of Bangkok's bar girls. In Burdett's books we meet the families these women support financially.

 

"It's the story of the country coming to the town," Burdett said, peering down the length of Soi Cowboy where the neon lights are so bright they cast shadows. "Here in this street, every single one of the girls you speak with will be from Isaan, will be originally a rice farmer."

 

In his writing and in his life, Burdett is comfortable around the Isaan migrants. He can name the different types of fried insects they like to eat - crickets, grasshoppers, silkworms, scorpions, etc. He describes his girlfriend, Nit, to whom "Bangkok Haunts" is dedicated, as an "extreme country girl." Without Isaan people, Thailand would have much less appeal for him.

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.Q.

Have you got "FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS"?

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Daveo

Sorry mate, had a look but not in stock.

I have been busy nosing around the other used book shops in Pattaya and we are mostly 20/30/40 baht cheaper in comparison.

I intend to keep it that way, any suggestions on our book service plaese.

Cheers Dave

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dirtdiver

Have you got... "How to stay an extra month without any headaches?"

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Daveo

Hey Ryan,,,,,,,,,,No but I have got how to get laid in Pattaya, and I'd love you long time time but I have to go back to York.... :Clap::D:D

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Daveo

Lots of new stock in this week, had a lot of the popular authors as well as some interesting Biographies and Autobiographies and Asia related books.

 

Cheers Dave

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Daveo

Stephen Leather came by Yesterday with more Private Dancers and some of his crime Novels such as Dead Men, The Fireman, Hungry Ghost, Hard Landing & Cold Kill, all new and signed.

 

+ have more from John Burdett, Bangkok 8, Bangkok Tattoo and Bangkok Haunts New & also signed and 25% less than Asia books prices.

 

We also have many more Biographies, Sports and alike, Autobiographies, human interest, travel True crime, some really popular Thai/Pattaya related books.

 

I have also done a bit of a spy on average prices in the other used/new bookshops in Pattaya and online and have cut 20/30% off our books, for example John Grishams newest book appeal in 2 used bookshops 160 & 180 respectively, our price 120baht and thats just the tip of the iceberg.

 

+ The 50% of the purchase price off the next book when you return it.

 

Any suggestions for our bookshop please let me know.

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Daveo

Been a few days reducing 100's of book prices which will help ease the finacial problems and keep my stock turning over.

Any questions.................

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Daveo

Canterbury Tales Bookshop.

 

Prices down and many new Pattaya related books that are half the price of Asia books etc.

 

We have cut our average used fiction book to between 80 and 120 baht with the 50% off the next book offer, the other Pattaya used book shops average price is 160/180 baht + we have a lot more stock now than ever before.

 

Many new true crime, Biographies, Sport, etc etc.

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sanuk scouser

Hi mate

 

Do you have the new 'Thai Private Eye' by Warren Olson? If so, will pop in when i arrive next monday..

 

Thanks

 

Sanuk Scouser

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