PATTAYA BOOK SHOP -- NOT EXACTLY A BOOK SHOP
Like many writers I like to check out local bookstores. I browse the shelves to see what the shop owner believes appeals to the locals. For the past few days I've been in Pattaya. I've been to Bookazine and B2SF and DK bookstores. For a small town, and one of my favourite places in Thailand, Pattaya is well stocked with bookstores.
On Walking Street I came across a shop with the sign out front that clearly reads: Book SHop. Inside the shop you can search for as long as you wish and not find a single book. The shelves are well-stocked with what must pass as a reading substitute for those wandering along Walking Street.
I am on the hunt for a shop with the sign Liquor Store and inside it is stocked with books. I suspect, though, that will be a long shot.