Where to find English books and magazines?

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Where to find English books and magazines?

Post by Angkorman » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:11 pm

Where do you buy books and magazines in PP? I have tried the IBC and Peace bookstores but they don't have a good selection of books and no magazines at all.
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Re: Where to find English books and magazines?

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:10 pm

Monument Books. Bring 2 wallets.
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Re: Where to find English books and magazines?

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:15 pm

Angkorman wrote:Where do you buy books and magazines in PP? I have tried the IBC and Peace bookstores but they don't have a good selection of books and no magazines at all.
There's a good bookshop( new and second-hand) just off riverside. Not far from 172. Head down Sisowath toward FCC then in front of museum, palace etc where the road forks, take the road to the right - Sothearos. Bookshop is just on the lefthand side. Sorry I don't know what it's called and my directions are a bit vague, but its been a while since I went there. That's where I used to find my fix for books in PP, so hope its still open.
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Re: Where to find English books and magazines?

Post by John Bingham » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:21 pm

It's called Bohr's Books.
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Re: Where to find English books and magazines?

Post by Angkorman » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:29 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Angkorman wrote:Where do you buy books and magazines in PP? I have tried the IBC and Peace bookstores but they don't have a good selection of books and no magazines at all.
There's a good bookshop( new and second-hand) just off riverside. Not far from 172. Head down Sisowath toward FCC then in front of museum, palace etc where the road forks, take the road to the right - Sothearos. Bookshop is just on the lefthand side. Sorry I don't know what it's called and my directions are a bit vague, but its been a while since I went there. That's where I used to find my fix for books in PP, so hope its still open.
Awesome. Do you recall if they have magazines too? Thanks!
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Re: Where to find English books and magazines?

Post by John Bingham » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:45 pm

They don't sell magazines. The only place I know of that sells new western magazines is Monument.
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Re: Where to find English books and magazines?

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:19 pm

Angkorman wrote:
Anchor Moy wrote:
Angkorman wrote:Where do you buy books and magazines in PP? I have tried the IBC and Peace bookstores but they don't have a good selection of books and no magazines at all.
There's a good bookshop( new and second-hand) just off riverside. Not far from 172. Head down Sisowath toward FCC then in front of museum, palace etc where the road forks, take the road to the right - Sothearos. Bookshop is just on the lefthand side. Sorry I don't know what it's called and my directions are a bit vague, but its been a while since I went there. That's where I used to find my fix for books in PP, so hope its still open.
Awesome. Do you recall if they have magazines too? Thanks!
21st century - get your magazines online. They're so quickly out-of-date.
(Books are different.) ;)
John Bingham wrote:It's called Bohr's Books.
That's it. Isn't (wasn't ) there another bookshop on that end of 172 as well ? I don't spend much time in PP these days.Could be gone.
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Re: Where to find English books and magazines?

Post by TheGrinchSR » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:50 pm

Monument is very good but as others have alluded to - it's pretty damned expensive too (particularly for magazines). Bohr's has a great stock of well photocopied texts on South East Asia and a pretty diverse second hand section too. You can find them on 172 and 19 as well (just next to Wat Onalom). There's also D's (fairly expensive photocopies but possibly a better second hand section) and they're on 178 as well as in another location just off Norodom (can't remember which street).
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Re: Where to find English books and magazines?

Post by John Bingham » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:54 am

Bohr's on 172 shut down a while back.
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Re: Where to find English books and magazines?

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:20 am

Bohrs is no longer on 172, been gone for months, apparently on the other side of Wat Ounalom now. Haven't located their new premises yet, anyone know?
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