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    Bibliophilia: Five havens for bookworms

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 15/06/2018

    » Did you know that Thailand was named the World Book Capital by Unesco in 2013? Maybe we should instead ask : can you believe Thailand was named the World Book Capital by Unesco in 2013? Whether you believe it or not, it's true. Now bookstores are a common sight in malls but we usually know them by a Japanese name and another name that specifies a continent of the world. However, those aren't the only places a bookworm can find refuge at. There are a number of places right here in the Big Mango that book lovers will absolutely adore. This week, we have picked out some of our favourites.


    Lowbrow reads

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 28/04/2017

    » In lieu of the opening of the Bangkok City Library (a four-story library that -- ironically -- is currently struggling to fill up its shelves with books), it's only fitting we celebrate the city's efforts to provide the public with something more useful than another condominium, shopping mall or public transport filled with new rail lines that don't interlink.


    Leading the right way

    Guru, Published on 02/10/2015

    » Can you name best-selling management books? Famous business self-help book authors? Our hipsterish bookshelf is stacked with highly interesting management books on leadership, strategy, implementation and more -- there they all are, collecting dust, cellophane sleeves intact.


    Book launch

    Guru, Richard Mcleish, Published on 09/05/2014

    » MARKET: There will be another Noise Market over the weekend (May 10-11). Slightly strange timing since it has started raining, but the show will go on. They’re promising an “Indie Craft Fair, Art, DIY, Workshop, Street Music Festival”, and there will be this and plenty more, judging from the last one which went down well. There are 40 bands on the line up to lay the soundtrack over the market, which has 40 official sellers. Venue is Museum Siam (4 Sanam Chai Road,, with a start time of 2pm. Free entry.


    Now we are eight

    Guru, Published on 27/09/2013

    » OMB, we've turned eight years old! Without getting too teary, we think it's a good time to reflect a little on our beloved Bangkok. We talked to eight different authorities in eight various scenes of Bangkok from music to food and fashion, to get an insight into their respective fields eight years past and eight years from now. Thank you for reading us, and here's to the next eight!


    Books Ahoy

    Guru, Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya, Published on 01/03/2013

    » Having been at sea to "bring knowledge, help and hope to the people of the world" since February 2009, the Logos Hope has arrived in Bangkok in the timely year the city has been bestowed the title of World Book Capital. The floating book fair recently anchored at Klong Toey Port allowing Bangkok's bibliophiles to enjoy their literary love and cultural diversity.


    The write stuff

    Guru, Published on 12/10/2012

    » Edging out six other finalists, Vipas Srithong’s novel Kon Krae (The Dwarf) won him this year’s SEA Write book award, the country’s most prestigious literary honour. As a result of the accolade, Vipas has established himself more firmly as an author after over 10 years of writing, and has received more public attention than he ever expected.


    Gate Crasher

    Guru, Richard Mcleish, Published on 04/05/2012

    » Welcome to Guru ’s Gate Crasher, your ultimate guide to finding something fresh to do in this big city.

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