There are currently 5 second hand bookshops in Pattaya that I know of: Canterbury Tales, Jagger's German Bookshop, J&K Books, Pattaya Second Hand Books, Star Books, and White Lotus in Huay Yai.
Over the years (2014-2016) I have been to all of them. Addresses and phone numbers from their websites or business cards.
Occasionally the subject comes up in forums:
12.928933, 100.885401 = 12°55'44.2"N 100°53'07.4"E
in Soi Bua Khao / Chaloemprakiat Soi 25 (parallel to Soi Lengkee)
Call Dave : +66 (0)86 5754 966 or +66 (0)38 720 946 - Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Jagger's German Bookshop
12.919940, 100.894209 = 12°55'11.8"N 100°53'39.1"E
148/135 Moo 9 Sukhumvit 46/3 (Soi Batman) Pattaya Tai (South Pattaya) Chonburi 20260 Tel: 089-5201005
(no website or facebook that I know of)
only German language books
12.917390, 100.908409 = 12°55'02.6"N 100°54'30.3"E
21/153 M.10 Chockchai garden home 2 Sukhumvit Road. soi watboonsamphan Pattaya 20150
J&K Books have moved a few times: there was a shop about 100 m east of Dolphin roundabout where I have been in 2012 and which then closed, a shop in Photisan road in Naklua where I went around 2014 only to find out that they moved again, and there was a branch near Dolphin Roundabout (south-west corner, just behind the restaurant in the open space) that was closed when I went (and is gone now, information from owner 8dec2016).
Second Hand Books
(check exact location on next trip)
Second Hand Books South Pattaya Road Soi 20 http://pattayasecondhandbooks.com/
Update 31jan2017: the shop used to be here
12.924316,100.881042 = 12°55'27.5"N 100°52'51.6"E
but is gone now. The shop next to it has their business cards (but don't know where they moved), website is offline, mobile phone number not registered.
Update may2017: I got the owner on Line, he will open a new shop somewhere sometime, and I ask every few months for details. Sep 2017 no new shop yet.
12.920088, 100.913970 = 12°55'12.3"N 100°54'50.3"E
138/213 Moo 10 Soi Khao Noi (Boon Samphan) Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150
Phone - Thai: 087 605 4326 Phone - English: 081 636 8189
12.862220, 100.980116 = 12°51'44.0"N 100°58'48.4"E
145/3-6 Soi Huay Yai Chin, Huay Yai, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 Thailand, Tel. (66)0-38239-883-4, 081-558-3234 (Sig)
(about 20 km by road from central Pattaya)
This is actually a publishing house, but the owner deals in antiquarian books as well. This is not a shop, best call in advance to see if he is in. See here as well:
No name, maybe closed for good:
bookshop in Chayapruek Soi 1 near beach, old info from internet:
I know of two in Jomtien, 1 is on Beach road Soi 2 (It used to be on Soi 3 but moved to a similar position on Soi 2) and the other on Soi Chaiyapruek.---------------------
If you see a sign for the German Bakery you have gone too far
Pattaya Beach Books Soi Buakhao is gone judging by streetview 2008: http://www.pattayaphotoguide.com/?ALuRUFuqkcFDKDaA
and 2012 on googlemaps: https://email@example.com,100.8818066,3a,55.7y,181.45h,92.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqN-mZjLcW-oxLodxkIfmYA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1. When I walked Buakhao in Oct 2016 from South Pattaya to Canterbury Tales, I didn't see any book shop.
Thais4life Soi VC closed for good in 2015 (?). I saw many of their books at Second Hand Books shortly after closing.
Do my readers know better? I will look for those I haven't been yet and update.
Second hand bookshops elsewhere in Thailand:
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