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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 19 September 2018
Felicity G
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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 80571, Indonesia
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

This store is fantastic. It has a wonderful selection of books in Bahasa (Indonesian) as well as English. They have postcards, gift cards and amulets. They have some beautiful lifestyle and historical books about Indonesia. Their prices are reasonable. Worth a visit for book lovers

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff who welcomes with a smile, answers questions with a smile. It’s not a huge book store but there’s more than enough choice. Buy a book and get money back or store credit after you read it. Highly recommend checking it out.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Felicity G
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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!

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

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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