Book Vendors in Southeast Asia

Bookdealers, Publishers, and Vendors in Southeast Asia


Burma (Myanmar)

Myanmar Book Centre "MBC was formed in 1995 as an import-export company specializing in books and periodicals on Myanmar (Burma), and all materials published in Burmese and other indigenous languages. Out-of-print and rare materials..."


East Timor


Equinox Publishing "We are the first and original Equinox Publishing, leading publisher for English-language books about Indonesia...Equinox Publishing is an Indonesia-based boutique independent publisher founded on the autumnal equinox in 1999. Publishing categories include fiction, non-fiction, luxury illustrated and specially-commissioned works."

Gramedia Pustaka Utama "Penerbit Gramedia mulai menerbitkan buku sejak tahun 1974...Melalui pengalaman jatuh-bangun dan melihat kebutuhan pasar, Gramedia Pustaka Utama akhirnya mengkonsentrasikan diri untuk menggarap dua bidang utama, yakni fiksi dan non-fiksi. Bidang fiksi dibagi menjadi fiksi anak-anak dan pra-remaja, remaja, dewasa. Bidang non-fiksi dibagi menjadi humaniora, pengembangan diri, bahasa dan sastra Indonesia, bahasa Inggris/ELT, kamus dan referensi, sains dan teknologi, kesehatan, kewanitaan (masakan, busana), dsb."

Yayasan Obor Indonesia "Yayasan Obor Indonesia merupakan lembaga yang aktif di bidang kebudayaan dan pengembangan intelektual melalui penerbitan buku-buku bermutu. Tujuan utamanya adalah menerbitkan buku-buku dari berbagai bahasa ke Bahasa Indonesia."



The Philippines

Asian Development Bank Publications "ADB's publications increase awareness and understanding of ADB's activities, strategies, and objectives, and introduce the public to what ADB has been doing. We produce annually over 50 current titles on economics, environment, social, and other sectors."

Asian Rare Books Now relocated to the Philippines.

National Book Store "The first National Book Store started as a stallshop in Escolta before the Japanese occupation selling supplies, GI novels, and textbooks...Over fifty years of struggle has brought National Book Store to where it is now: the pinnacle of the bookstore industry in the Philippines."

Philbooks "The Best of Philippine Books: Discover a treasure trove of Philippine Cultural Heritage, News & History."

University of the Philippines Press "The University of the Philippines Press is the official publishing house for all the constituent units of the University of the Philippines System. Established by the Board of Regents March 1, 1965, its primary function is to publish and disseminate scientific, scholarly, and creative works that represent distinct contributions to knowledge in various academic disciplines."


ISEAS Publications "The Publications Unit of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies has published over 1,000 publications since 1972. It publishes an average of 40 new publications each year, comprising scholarly books and journals -- all pertaining to economics, politics and social issues in Southeast Asia."

Select Books "SELECT BOOKS is an independent bookshop in Singapore specializing in Southeast Asian titles. It was set up in 1976 by a small group of friends consisting of a librarian, an architect, a journalist and an academic. We shared one common interest - a love of books - and one common vision - to make available a wide variety of publications on Southeast Asia to a wider audience. We also sought to promote books written by Southeast Asians."

Singapore University Press "We look after academic publishing at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Organized as a private limited company, Singapore University Press is 100% owned by the University, and operates on a not-for-profit basis. The mission of Singapore University Press is to enable the dissemination and creation of knowledge through the publishing of scholarly and academic books; and to empower learning, innovation and enterprise for the Singapore- and Asia-focused global community, as a publisher of authoritative works for the trade and professional markets."


Amarin Printing and Publishing "The Company has over 20 years of solid experience in publishing business with its origin in the publication of Baan Lae Suan (Home Care and Gardening) Magazine in September 1976. More magazines were subsequently created in response to the diverse tastes and needs of different groups of readers...Amarin has also embarked upon books publishing business by establishing several book series imprints, which publish a wide variety of books – fiction and non-fiction, academic as well as entertaining – from children books, juvenile literature and novels to cook books, health manuals, and home care and gardening handbooks, and so on. Undoubtedly, Amarin’s unfailing and wholehearted commitment to quality has been a key reason behind our success and leadership in Thailand’s publishing business."

Asia Books Thailand "The center for books on Thailand and Southeast Asia."

Chulalongkorn University Book Center Site primarily in Thai with some navigational assistance in English.

DCO Thai "DCO, online since 1995, is your most reliable source for books published in Thailand, learning Thai books, tapes, CDs and software and Thai keyboards."

Nangmai Books "Nangmai Books is your online store for Thai books, Thai translations, Thai music, books for Thai children and Thai newspapers and magazines."

Orchid Press "Orchid Press, established in Thailand in 1981 as White Orchid Press, is a specialized publishing house devoted to books related to Asia-books of general interest, scholarly texts, fiction, and poetry, both new works and reprints. Our policy is to keep books in print for a number of years. Books are sold through distributors, booksellers and directly to customers around the world."

River Books "We publish a wide range of books on the art, architecture, archaeology and artefacts of the region, as well as books on textiles and Thai language books on aspects of Thai history. Working with acknowledged experts in each field, River Books combines excellent photography, design and production values."

White Lotus Press "The White Lotus Co., Ltd, located in Bangkok, Thailand, has over 15,000 titles in stock. These include White Lotus Publications, agency titles, rare and out-of-print titles in English and Western languages. We also have titles in the Thai language."


Th? Gi?i "Th? Gi?i, Vietnam's foreign language publishing house, was established in 1957 to introduce readers around the world to Vietnam through publications in English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, German, Japanese and Esperanto. It also now publishes biligual books and books in Vietnamese."

Xunhasaba "We are the only an recognized importer and distributor in Vietnam, but also the leading exporter of domestic publications to the world. Our exports are diverse including government referenced publications, literature and arts, novels and short stories, folklores, Vietnamese cuisine books, general and special research books etc."


Moran Micropublications "Moran Micropublications was launched in September 2002 by Dr. Gerard T. Moran to make available unique and rare source and reference materials in microform for the scholarly community."

United States/Canada

Rare Oriental Books "We are America's most experienced purveyor of Antiquarian Books on the Orient. Since 1967, we have been providing the world of Libraries, Museums, Research Institutes and private collectors. We maintain a copious & eclectic collection of over 25,000 Rare, Scarce & Choice titles on all aspects of Japan, China, Korea, Tibet, & Southeast Asian countries & their cultures."

Tamarind Books "Tamarind Books specializes in books about the Far East in general and Southeast Asia in particular. Our collection contains books on diverse subjects about Asian countries ranging from India to China."

Vietnam Art Books "is led by a Montreal-based publisher with the close support of U.S., Canadian and Vietnam artists and educators...The majority of the art books featured are printed in limited editions in Vietnam, often in lots of less than 1,000 copies. Many of these rare art books were not available in the United States or Europe prior to the launch of"

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Last revision: 22 December 2010