According to recent surveys, the average Bangkok resident only reads five books per year. As this year Bangkok has been named World Book Capital, local authorities are keen to raise this average to 15-20 books per year. That does seem to be unrealistic, but if you have ever visited any of the big book fairs held at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) you would know that there are countless thousands of book lovers in Bangkok. The book fairs are always held during the school holidays and are always packed on every day. It’s very difficult to find parking space and if you go, I would suggest that you use the MRT subway. Most of the books are in Thai but there are enough stands selling English language books. There are also many bilingual books for children now which are good for both expat families and learners of the Thai language. All books are sold at discount prices.
Event: Bangkok Book Expo
Venue: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
Date: 16-27 October 2013