The largest floating bookstore in the world is the Logos Hope and it has just arrived in Klong Toei Port in Bangkok. The ship carries over 5,000 low cost books and its mission is to visit countries where books may be hard to come by. All of the crew are volunteers and usually sign up for one or two year contracts.
The bookstore will be open from 8th February to 2nd March 2014. They are open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Tickets cost 20 Baht for adults but free for children. Expect long queues at the weekend.
The majority of books are in English with just one small section in Thai. You won’t find the latest novels on the New York Bestseller’s List. If you want that, then just go to Asia Books. For me it was interesting as it has books that you don’t often see in Thailand. There is also a lot for kids.
The easiest way for you to get here is to drive or take a taxi to Klong Toei Port. At the entrance, which looks a bit like tollbooths, go to the far right where there is a sign pointing the way. Park at the far end. I’m told that buses 4, 47, 72, 102, 180 pass the entrance to Klong Toei Port. Then walk in. Be prepared for a 10-15 minute walk if you do.