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Ganesha Bookstore

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A great little bookshop in Sanur with new and used books in English. Excellent range of cards and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Felicity G
via mobile
English books galore

Our family recently visited Bali from our country of residence where English books aren’t readily... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Megan E
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Ganesha Bookshop has been open for business since 1986. We are a small independent bookshop that specialises in New, Used, Rare and out-of-print books on Indonesia. We also sell maps, postcards and a eclectic range of gifts. We have a small...more
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Jl Raya Ubud | Ubud Bali Indonesia, 80571, Indonesia
+62 361 970320
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great little bookshop in Sanur with new and used books in English. Excellent range of cards and postcards as well as batik covered notebooks and bookmarks. I bought a new book written by a local expat as well as a cheap second hand book....More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely little second hand bookshop with an good range of choices from trashy romance to poetry. Take back books and will allow you to trade in those you’ve read. Lovely atmosphere went back twice 😀. Supports local reading charity must visit

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Our family recently visited Bali from our country of residence where English books aren’t readily available. We were so pleased to have a small but well organized bookstore to peruse and make a few purchases. The used book prices were reasonable and they will even...More

Thank Megan E
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This shop really is a little gem in Ubud, for those of you who, like I, love a good old worn book that smells like old men or for those of you who may want a brand new best seller; this book shop has it...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

They had an excellent selection of books. Popular fiction, Indonesian stories, and history novels. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this store to anyone. Definitely coming back next time I go to Ubud!

Thank John L
Reviewed 20 August 2017

A small bookstore specializing in Indonesian history. Some new, but mostly used books. Some current fiction, postcards, maps, and a few souvenirs. Worth a stop for book lovers, particularly those looking for books on Indonesia. Most books are in English.

Thank woolywombat
AnitaGanesha, Owner at Ganesha Bookstore, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear Spaqueen _9. Thank you for taking the time to review our little bookshop. In the last year we have specialised in books on Indonesian studies and this has become our main focus. We hope to see you again one day. Kind regards, Anita

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Very interesting selection of books on Indonesia, second hand books, postcards, maps too. Nice cool spot out of the sun

1  Thank davet65
Reviewed 26 May 2017

New and used books, good variety, very helpful staff, air conditioning so cool relief from heat of Ubud.

Thank Trish_Searle
AnitaGanesha, Owner at Ganesha Bookstore, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review. Kind regards, Anita

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Cute small shop to find a book for the holidays. The books are mostly in english but still i found about 50 books in french. Enought to find what i wanted.

Thank DelphPower
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Ganesha Bookstore (Sanur branch) has a smallish secondhand collection with average prices of around 70k for paperbacks as well as a new section on local stuff. It even has some free books by the door outside to entice you in.

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Victor A
3 September 2015|
Response from AnitaGanesha | Property representative |
Hello, I don't have a shop in Seminyak. I have a small amount of books inside Biku Restaurant in Kerobokan. My main stores are in Ubud on Jalan Raya and Sanur on Jalan Danau Tamblingan 42. Hope to see you there. Anita