The “godfather of the second-hand book industry” Dilok Suengsoonthorn, the Thai-Chinese owner of Dilok Book at the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Tibor Krausz

Inside Bangkok’s bustling used book stores, where English and Chinese readers search for hidden gems

  • Bangkok has a thriving second-hand book market popular with English and Chinese readers who can find titles of all kinds, including out-of-print books
  • According to the city’s ‘godfather of the second-hand book industry’, Chinese customers often buy books to translate into Chinese for the local market
Topic |   Books and Literature

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The “godfather of the second-hand book industry” Dilok Suengsoonthorn, the Thai-Chinese owner of Dilok Book at the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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