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Interior design books

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Interior design books

I am in Jakarta for three days and I would like to get a few books on different types of Indonesian interior design. Can anyone suggest a couple of good bookstores that have a good selection of these types of books?

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1. Re: Interior design books

Depending on where you stay, in city center area, you can head to these book stores:

1. Kinokuniya at Plaza Senayan, Grand Indonesia, etc. This Japanese retail chain stocks loads of imported books (including Indonesian interior design book written in English)

2. Periplus, this local bookstore chain has gone global; not only stocks printed maps but selected imported books as well. Location: Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta airport (limited stock due to shop size).

3. aksara, another local bookstore which specialized in imported books and accessories. Location: Grand Indonesia http://www.aksara.com/

4. Times bookstore, Asian bookstore chain, the main store in Indonesia is in Karawaci (suburb of Jakarta), but in the city, you can go to Pacific Place Mall.

Tips: if you know certain book name or ISBN, call them ahead and ask for availability to avoid disappointment.

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2. Re: Interior design books

Gramedia has a vast selection on the topic mentioned. they also have on-line store

http://gramediaonline.com/

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I would rather not buy my english books in Gramedia after numerous bad experiences.. Their english books are usually not in a mint condition even though they are wrapped.. However, it is different case for their Indonesian language or published books, which are mostly mint condition..

Aksara, Kinokuniya, Periplus and Times is a much better choice.. their books are 99% mint condition unless opened.. english books only though..

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<,I would rather not buy my english books in Gramedia>>

i would re-phrase you, Stefzzz, and I would rather not buy my english books in Indonesia, as the price is triple higher than the nominal. Total ( 3 times) rip off.............

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5. Re: Interior design books

surprisingly that's not always the case. some imported English books are comparable in price, no matter either you bought it in Singapore or Hongkong or Jakarta. Depending on publishers, editions, etc.

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<<the price is triple higher than the nominal. Total ( 3 times) rip off.>>

Compared to USA, you are probably right because everything is much cheaper there.. But comparing it to Australia and Singapore, I don't think there's much difference..

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7. Re: Interior design books

I compare prices with NOMINAL, Stefzzz.

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