Opposite Wat Po and the Museum of Siam, you’ll find this cozy little bookshop stocked with titles of regional interest, as well as a few other items including postcards and Thai handicrafts. River Books is in the publishing business because they love what they do: producing beautiful coffee table books in English (and occasionally in Thai) that focus on the history of Siam and Southeast Asian arts and culture.
You might have a difficult time choosing which books to bring home with you. How about a copy of Very Thai by Philip Cornwel-Smith, a colorful guide to everyday culture here. Or perhaps you would enjoy Thai Folk Wisdom, a publication centered on traditional proverbs and illustrated with Contemporary Thai art. This is also a good place to pick up Thai Taxi Talismans, a fun and fascinating book about the sacred decorations found in Bangkok cabs by the co-author of this app.
Address: 396 Maharaj Road, Tatien
River Boat Taxi: Tatien Pier