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Siam Rare Books and Collectibles

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The friendly German owner Manuel is a highly knowledgeable dealer, and speaks Thai and excellent... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Robin James S
Time Capsule

A rare insight into Thai history. Highly recommend! If you want to get a glimpse into an earlier... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Gabriel L
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12 Aug 2017
“Satisfied customer”
3 Feb 2017
“Time Capsule ”
Books & Collectibles is Bangkok's best book and collectibles shop. We offer rare books on South-East Asia, old maps and prints, old photographs, postcards and other ephemera, Burmese standard weights, vintage advertising and posters. We are open...more
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Chatuchak Weekend Market, Section 26, Soi 1/9, Cornershop No.20, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
+66 94 697 0999
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

The friendly German owner Manuel is a highly knowledgeable dealer, and speaks Thai and excellent English. Genuine pieces. Excellent collection of authentic antique opium weights.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Robin James S
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

A rare insight into Thai history. Highly recommend! If you want to get a glimpse into an earlier era, this place is it! This place has rare books, Khon masks, stamps, photos, posters, and antiques.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Gabriel L
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent collection of genuine artefacts of Thai life from the ancient to modern. Large and small. Antiques to postcards, it is all here. Run by a friendly operator who will spend time to answer questions and very helpful. Don't miss this on your visit to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Joe_Smythe
Reviewed 22 May 2016

What a surprise to find such a genuine antics shop in the Chatuchak market, usually filled with brand new items! I bought some lovely 60's or so postcards for a ridiculous price. Perfect gift for a nostalgic traveler :) The owner is very kind and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

The owner has a lovely presence and is very kind. Amazing finds for your souvenirs and collectors! I bought some cigarette cards and postcards. A definite must see at JJ market.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Laura B
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Manuel is an excellent seller. He has the best ephemera and cards shop. Wish he gets more to buy him in next trips. He speaks thai german english and little spanish. every time i go to bangkok i visit him and buy lot of postcardsMore

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Angel I
Guide-to-Bangkok, Owner at Siam Rare Books and Collectibles, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2015

Muchas gracias for you continuing visits over many years now, nice to talk to you. I am happy when you find something for your collection at my shop in Chatuchak market, Section 26, Soi 1/9, shop 205, less and less finds in Bangkok, more and...More

Reviewed 23 December 2015

This store is run by a kind German, and is a treasure trove of historical material and books - if you want a glimpse into the past of Thailand, stop by and browse the postcards, the pictures, and other bits and pieces. The things sold...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Nick L
Guide-to-Bangkok, Owner at Siam Rare Books and Collectibles, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2015

Thank for your positive feedback, i put so much time and passion in this shop, searching all the unique things that can't be found in other shops. I am happy when customers appreciate and value my work and support my shop instead of buying mass...More

Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Huge collection of vintage postcards, and place for academic books, must visit for scholars. Also old statues. Owner is a super nice man, he helps you with everything.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Gábor P
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Nice vintage postcards and collections, must visit shop if you are interested in Thailand history. talkative and generous shop owner. :)

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank saungany
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Great find! Was please to find this gem in the market! Offer interesting books and cards in the market!

Date of experience: August 2015
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Every weekend, thousands of tourists make their way up
to this Northern Bangkok suburb to get lost in an
enormous maze of shops at the Chatuchak Weekend
Market. Home to almost 10,000 vendors, you’ll find
everything from vintage sneakers to comic books and
Thai handicrafts being sold here. You name it,
Chatuchack probably sells it. The market is a great
place to pick up souvenirs, but be sure to bargain for
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